There are many ways of making organisations more culturally sensitive.

Unfortunately installing a couple of ‘Squat’ style toilets in a shopping centre isn’t one of them. Now, we all know when it comes to being culturally sensitive these days organisations are willing to bend over backwards. And you have to applaud the intentions of the Rochdale Exchange Centre but there really is a line to be drawn here.

It is said the shopping centre took advice from Ghulham Rasul Shazhad, a trainer in diversity.

He is quoted as saying, "I identified a need in the community as there were a lot of empty water bottles found by the Western public toilets in Rochdale.

"In the Muslim culture we prefer to use water after relieving ourselves which is used with the squat style toilets.”

Okay, let us get some point out some hard facts. When many of us have gone to mosques we actually don’t know what to do when faced with a ‘squat -style’ toilet.

This actually belief that squat style toilets are actually ‘preferred by Muslims’ harks back to the villages many of our forefathers come from.

But take a little trip back to those very villages and many have installed European style toilets in their homes.

It can be become quite unhealthy when advice is taken on such things without proper research. We already know many of the Muslim community are aged under the age of thirty and were born and bred in the UK.

We are certain when faced with a choice the vast majority will give the nile pan toilet a miss.

In the end however, people couldn’t care less what kind of toilet is installed as long as there is one there!

And you would also think seen as no ‘western-style’ lavatories were removed to make space for these new ones no non-Muslim will really bat an eyelid when the toilets open next week.