Property developer accused of Islamophobia for 'airbrushing mosque out of flats promo'

Its dome and minaret appear to have been edited out while a row of trees seem to have been added, shielding the building.

Worshippers at the London Islamic Cultural Society and Mosque, in Hornsey, North London, blasted developer Fairview New Homes.

Mustafa Alloucha, 47, said: “They are worried that by showing the mosque it may harm sales. They are trying to pretend it does not exist.”

Siraj Din, 57, said: “Maybe they worry people will be scared off if they see these flashy homes are next to a mosque.

“But this mosque should be portrayed as it is, in this photo it just looks like a warehouse.”


Butcher Shakil Ahmad, 35, said: “They are pretending it doesn’t exist. It’s unacceptable.”

But a spokesman for the mosque said: “They have photoshopped all buildings in close proximity, including the mosque.

“When we first saw the photo we were concerned the mosque had been hidden but quickly realised it was a marketing tool.”

The luxury one to three-bed flats in the Altitude development cost from £395,000. Fairview said it uses computer-generated images “to create a visual representation of how the completed development will look”.

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