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Muslim charity set to open mosque for children at Nelson library

A Muslim charity has revealed plans to open a mosque in a former library that is aimed at children and young adults.

The IMAM organisation, which currently uses the Grade II-listed building in Nelson as an education centre, hopes to change the use of the old library in Booth Street into a place of worship. An application submitted to Pendle Borough Council reveals this is due to 'increased demand'.

IMAM, which stands for 'Islamic Morals and Manners', was set up in 2016 in order to 'give children the best start in life' and encourage community cohesion. The charity also states on its website: "We live in a time and age where Islam is very often in the news for the wrong reasons, changing people's perceptions of Muslims residing in multi-cultural Britain. We reach out to all communities to forge a relationship and show that we can stand together against hatred."

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