A property developer has told residents in a suburban Douglas street that a building he owns would make a good mosque.
Businessman and director of Mountaindale Limited, Ian Abrahams wants to stage auctions at the Salisbury Street Methodist Church but has told residents in adjacent Farrant Street if they object he may offer the building for use as a mosque instead.
He tells residents: ‘A small handful of residents are objecting to any of my proposals… The building has existing use as a house of worship.
‘I have spoken to religious groups on the island including fringe churches and none wants to use the building. However I have been put in contact with a mosque in Bradford. They are interested in using it as a mosque and learning centre for about 40 pupils mainly from Bradford but a few from Pakistan.’