“They’re effectively operating as a church within a church.”
No, they’re operating a mosque within a church. A mosque is not the same thing as a church. In a mosque, those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God are said to be cursed by Allah (cf. Qur’an 9:30), and the obligation is preached to make war against and subjugate such people (Qur’an 9:29).
Meanwhile, where is this gesture being reciprocated? Right, nowhere. Nowhere in the world is there a church operating inside a mosque as a result of the hospitality of Muslims. Once again, the “outreach” goes only one way.
“Little mosque in an Anglican church,” by Aaron Hutchins, Macleans, September 25, 2017:
The first time Rev. Andrew Wilson heard about a group of Muslims renting out a prayer space inside an Anglican church, it was the storyline for the TV sitcom Little Mosque on the Prairie. It was there in the fictional town of Mercy, Sask., where the local Muslim community grew large enough that it needed its own space for worship. A church in the neighbourhood was willing to rent space to the newcomers—even if the idea irked a minority of Islam-fearing locals.
But the town grew together as the show lasted a solid six seasons, with the series finale broadcasting in 2012. Then, a few years later, Wilson saw something strikingly similar taking place in his real-life hometown of Leamington, Ont. The federal government had designated the city, located at the western end of Lake Erie (the heart of tomato country), as one of three municipalities across Canada that would start accepting government-assisted Syrian refugees. The region’s once-small Muslim community soon needed a bigger place for worship than the cramped office space it had been using.
One of the local Muslim leaders called Wilson, rector at St. John the Evangelist, to see if they could rent out space in the basement of his Anglican church. After consulting with his parish council and bishop, Wilson obliged. “In the same way the communities grew together [on the show], that’s literally what happened here,” Wilson says. “They’re effectively operating as a church within a church.”…