Ever wondered how many mosques stand in this United Kingdom? According to one count, there are 1669, which is a fair number, considering that the first was established in 1889, but the fastest growth has happened in the last fifteen years. Some have graced their neighbourhood, some have gained an evil reputation, but in the main, the buildings, together with the accompanying religion, have been established in accord with the traditional tolerance given newcomers by the ordinary British people! The images on the left are all from mosques established in Britain over the last twenty-odd years. The holy book of muslims, the koran, as one commentator states, " It acknowledges the coexistence of other faiths, and in doing so acknowledges that other cultures can live together in peace."
Then check out the pictures of Christian places of worship in Riyadh, or Mecca, or Jeddah, or Dahran. Wonderful portraits? Fantastic width of religious tolerance, in the birthplace of the same religion which plans, amongst other things, to slap the largest mosque in Europe right next to the Olympic Stadium!