All of us must make an effort to reach out to different parts of our community, the Welsh Liberal Democrats have said on Visit My Mosque Day.
Welsh Lib Dem Equalities Spokesperson Cadan ap Tomos is marking Visit My Mosque Day by visiting Dar Ul-Isra in Cardiff.
The national initiative was facilitated by The Muslim Council of Britain, enabling visitors to gain an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a Muslim centre of worship.
Cadan ap Tomos, the Welsh Liberal Democrat Equalities spokesperson, said:
“The voices of intolerance and division are louder than I’ve ever known them. With a huge increase in hate crimes in the past year, I worry about the effect that divisive national debates around Brexit and immigration are having on the cohesion of communities across Wales.
“All of us must help bridge these divisions in our communities. That’s why I’m visiting a local mosque today; to strengthen the links between different parts of my community, and to celebrate the contribution that Muslims make to our local area.
“In the face of intolerance, Liberal Democrats will always work to build and promote an open, tolerant and united society. Along with other Lib Dems visiting mosques across the country, I’m taking a step today towards doing just that.”