Given the current state of hostility and Islamaphobia against Mulsims, both in the UK and the United States, the open day at Wellinborough Mosque on Sunday September 9th 2007 was a real pleasure. Visitors were warmly received by members of the Muslim community and there were opportunitiers to ask question and to witness the traditional "call to prayer". A short presentation was given on what being a Muslim means and the rituals undertaken during prayers were explained. Afterwards there was food and drink and further informal discussion and opportunities to answer questions.
Visitors to the event included police officers, community support officers and representatives from local government.