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Why Camberley's muslims say they need a mosque

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The Victorian school building which is used as an Islamic Centre in Camberley is cold, damp and the occupants say it is expensive to maintain.

The facilities were designed for school children in the 1800s, not the modern Muslim community who now use the site.

Abdul Wasay Chowdury, Project Manager of the proposed mosque in Camberley shows Nick Wallis from BBC Surrey around the existing building.

At present Mr Chowdury says worshippers are forced to pray in different parts of the current Islamic Centre, including the kitchen, because of the layout.

He says the people who use the facilities are desperate for a purpose built place to practice their religion, and will dig deep into their pockets to help fund it, should the plans be approved.

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