Jamia Mosque and Islamic Society of Darlington

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The Jamia Mosque and Islamic Society of Darlington is a local community mosque located in the North Lodge Terrace area of the town of Darlington in County Durham, England. The organisation was constituted as a charity under UK law in 1982.[1] The mosque offers worship facilities, as well as Islamic Education, and has its own telecommunications mast for calls to prayer.[2]

History[edit]

In 2011, the mosque was the target of an anti-Islamic protest by the far-right English Defence League group. Three protesters were arrested by Durham Police for public disorder offences.[3][4] The mosque also suffered fire damage after a firework was put through the letterbox in October 2012.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 'Islamic Society Of Darlington', Registered charities in England and Wales.
  2. ^ 'Darlington Borough Council', Darlington & Stockton Times (9 November 2012).
  3. ^ David Roberts, "'Flash demo' condemned by Muslims", The Northern Echo (19 May 2011).
  4. ^ 'Pair arrested over disorder near Darlington mosque', Teesside Live (16 May 2011).
  5. ^ Vicki Henderson, 'Police investigate after firework attack on mosque', Darlington & Stockton Times (22 October 2012).