Mosque for all

Letter from Ali Mangera, Mangera Yvars Architects, in the Evening Standard, 25 July 2006:

“REGARDING your report on the Islamic Centre project at Abbey Mills, we would like to make clear that it has nothing to do with any radical group, including the London bombers (17 July). Those men could have attended any number of mosques, but certainly did not attend our Abbey Mills site. The building is designed as a prototype for sustainable development and a community resource with exhibition spaces, restaurants and public gardens. Our aim is to create dialogue between peoples and provide an inclusive centre open to all faiths, which is particularly relevant to London today.”