South Thanet’s Member of Parliament, Craig Mackinlay MP, has accompanied Sir Roger Gale MP on a visit to Margate Mosque, also known as the Al-Birr Community Centre and Mosque.
After a tour of the building and Friday Prayers (Juma’a), Craig and Sir Roger met with the Imam and the worshippers to discuss how they could better engage with the Muslim community across Thanet.
Craig Mackinlay MP commented:
“I would like to thank Mr Huq for hosting our visit and everyone at the Al-Birr Community Centre and Mosque for the very warm welcome we received.
“Around 850 Muslims live in my South Thanet constituency, and so it was good to be able to answer their questions, which were very much business oriented.
“The Al-Birr Community Centre and Mosque was a church in years gone by – it is good to see such an iconic building alive once more and being put to valid community use.”