Gavin Boby of Law and Freedom has scored another victory. He sent out an email earlier today describing his recent success against the Brent mosque, and looking ahead to the coming challenges in Leeds and other locations in the UK.
How We Win
by Gavin Boby
We’ve won 16 out of 17 mosque cases that we’ve fought — a 94.11% success rate.
That could be beginner’s luck, right? Maybe we just keep stumbling on four-leafed clovers.
So I thought I’d drill down into one of our recent wins where the evidence is online.
We hit the ground with this application on 20th October 2012. Please see the Council’s comments page, here: 298 comments in total, and all but 10 of them were objections. Pretty strongly worded, too.
You’ll see that this application was registered on 14th September, and had only got 2 comments by 20th October, when we got involved. But the reaction was immediate. See the objections from 20th October onwards. This is how we won.
The reason I’m going on about this is to show that:
- You have to get ordinary local people to register their objections with the Council;
- Ordinary people don’t want a mosque near them, and are keen to register their objections if they know (a) how and where, (b) that it isn’t a stitch-up, and (c) the they can win;
- If you help people in this way, Councils have to take notice, and you will win.
- Other than that, let Councils know that they’re on the hook for their decisions. Be relentless. Push.
Things got worse for mosques in 2012. And in 2013 they’re going to get worser.
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