A new community exclusively for Muslims has been started at Clermont, St James.
But Barbadians have nothing to fear, said members of the An-Noor Muslim Association, the body behind the housing development that will include a mosque and community centre.
Authorities have denied the group one of its featured facilities, the call to prayer when speakers attached to the mosque publicly announce the times of prayer.
Responding to queries about the project, located opposite Queen’s College on more than five acres of land that already has the roads laid out, Abdulsamad Pandor said construction was being governed by the same convenant that applied to those living in nearby residential districts even though a mosque will be part of the community.
“The call to prayer was not allowed . . . We are not going to do the call to prayer . . . The neighbours around here know of our plans and so far there’s been no objection to them,” Pandor told the WEEKEND NATION at the site of the 37 lots.