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Mosque spires ‘only 12 feet high’
JUDGING by David J Wilde’s fear (Letters, August 31) that the minarets planned for the new Mosque “would not fit in with the skyline of our ancient city”, one would imagine that, like St Wilfrid’s RC church in Duncombe Place, the mosque had been designed as a direct visual challenge to York Minster.
The mosque’s location is off the Hull Road, behind Lawrence Street. The minarets will be a mere 12 feet in height.
The annual mosque open day is usually held for invited guests.
Next summer, perhaps the event could be open to the public, so that visitors could see for themselves that the present buildings are inadequate for the community of hard-working, law-abiding York citizens and university students who use them.
Mr Wilde and N Baron fear that York Muslims will “encroach on our way of life and culture”. If the mosque community’s exemplary family values and regard for education have made any impact on the York scene, to date, it can only have been for the better.
Mary Machen, Neville Street, York.