Thomas Mauchline writing on Medium:
The media stories about islam meant that I was genuinely a little nervous about moving in across the road to a mosque. What I have learnt in the four years since I moved is that the ridiculousness of British culture is universal. We all love tea, are really polite and tut rather than saying something, no matter our religion.
He has put together a list of the 15 things he learnt living opposite a Mosque. Many humerous anecdotes are included on the list such as:
When finding out you have been dating your boyfriend for 5 years your muslim neighbours will be disgusted that you haven’t proposed. You hear “get a civil partnership for your mothers sake” a lot
But above and beyond these anecdotes this list shows, at a time when Muslims are being alienated, that British Muslims are just like every other British person and that away from the media stories of ‘Islamification’ and ‘Sharia Law’ there really is nothing to be worried or scared about.
You can see the whole list here