Sign is a little cumbersome
12:00pm Friday 22nd February 2013 in Letters
I AM as ardent a Muslim as they come. And the sign outside the house in question bears a degree of civic incongruity.
The initial reaction of the council was not wholly without merit. Every Muslim, as indeed every Christian, is an evangelist. If the sign has perturbed local denizens, then surely the evangelism has failed at the first hurdle. And its continued display in its current form will continue to feed the perturbance. Approach the unconverted in a manner that yields acceptance. The aesthetics of the sign is acutely at fault, the colour, the font, the layout - all at severe odds with the architectural heritage. The arched recess is the perfect frame, and only that alone should have been used. The words outside the frame are part repetitions or connotations of those inside the frame. They add nothing to the message, but are geometrically cumbersome.
The font should have been more compact and the colours could have been a sober dark brown or perhaps air force blue. Thus would passers-by have paused and wondered and admired and inquired.
Usman Rahim Brynhyfryd Road, Newport