Two mosques could now be opened in Purley instead of one. A disagreement within Muslim group Purley Islamic Community Centre (PICC) means a splinter group is also actively seeking its own place of worship, the Advertiser understands.Splitters!!!
The Advertiser understands the disagreement arose because what is now the splinter group believes there are too many local Muslim families to fit into the former Venture Photography shop in Russell Hill Place.
Monir Mohammed, who remains part of the wing dedicated to the Russell Hill plan, said: "Within groups of people there will always be a number of people who disagree with certain points of view. People will always have differences of opinion.
"Sometimes it is venting frustration or it is a gripe because people can't get their own way.
"However, this new site is a great idea because it may be that they can offer additional services to the community and we could share the burden."What a reasonable compromise. Who could disagree with two for the price of one..?