Thursday, August 04, 2011


“You should not think that simply because we live in a politically correct era, that you will not be held accountable... The politically correct fog will get blown away. The wind is shifting.”

— Gavin Boby

MosqueBusters logoAs we reported back in June, the British barrister Gavin Boby has launched an initiative to help ordinary citizens oppose the approval of new mosques by their local planning authorities. He set up the Law and Freedom Foundation for this purpose, and calls his operation “MosqueBusters”.

Last night MosqueBusters scored its first success, helping persuade the Maidenhead Planning Committee to refuse permission for a new mosque. Below is a video of Mr. Boby’s statement to the planning authority. Many thanks to Vlad Tepes for uploading this clip:

Below the jump is a report on last night’s events from the Mosquebuster-in-Chief:

by Gavin Boby

Last night, Wednesday 3 August, the Maidenhead Planning Committee refused planning permission for a £1.5 million Islamic Centre at the Citizens Advice Bureau, Holmanleaze, Maidenhead SL6 8AW.

This was in spite of the Planning Officer’s recommendation that planning permission be granted.

The main reason for refusal was the hopeless parking problems, but we advanced two more arguments.

First, that this carbuncle would domineer the area and overlook its neighbours, particularly (surprise, surprise) the church next door.

And second, that spreading Islamic doctrine is contrary to English law, so that the Council can no more authorise a mosque than it can a garage for you to sell stolen cars.

It’s not over yet. The other side will come back, and we need to keep the pressure up. But freedom went on the front foot last night, and we can feel good about that.

An unexpected evening: no beardy-weirdy flash mob, no howling burkas, just a quiet meeting in an English town hall, and the advance of Islam briefly halted. Goes to show that Mosquebustin’ is like a box of chocolates — you never know what you’re gonna get.

See the Law and Freedom Foundation for more information.