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Muslim group plans to open gay and female friendly mosque

A group of Muslims says it wants to open up mosques to everyone, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.

The Inclusive Mosque Initiative wants to create new mosques that it would allow men and women to pray side-by-side and openly welcome the gay community.

It's a move that could anger many Muslims, but Tamsila Tauqir insists that they will not be trying to change existing mosques.

She told BBC 5 live's Breakfast, "We want to create a space for Muslims who don't feel welcome, aren't comfortable or who feel disenfranchised."

  • 13 Jun 2013