Monday, January 18, 2010

Farewell to the London Mega-Mosque

The London Mega-MosqueIn a rare setback for the would-be Islamizers of Europe, the plans for London’s “Mega-Mosque” have been abandoned. If the organizers’ goals had been realized, their huge mosque — the largest in Europe — would have dominated the skyline near the 2012 Olympics site.

Congratulations are in order for Alan Craig and his supporters, who led a massive and sustained opposition to the mosque. One may assume that the flood of negative publicity about the project was enough to give its financial backers cold feet.

According to Al-Arabiya:

UK: London Mosque Near Olympics Site Aborted

Plans to build a giant mosque near London’s 2012 Olympic stadium have collapsed after local authorities said Monday an Islamic group failed to submit a planning application in time.

Tablighi Jamaat, a group with roots in India, wants to build a complex with space for 12,000 worshippers in east London which would be a hub for Muslim competitors and spectators at the Games.

But the group missed a deadline this month to formally outline its plans to the local London authority, and it has now been issued with a warning that it must close a temporary mosque it is operating on the site by Thursday.

There was an outcry when the group unveiled its plans for the site in 2007, with 48,000 people petitioning the government to prevent the development.

Tablighi Jamaat was founded in India during the British Raj. It says it is apolitical, but opponents of the mosque plan have expressed concern at the group’s strict interpretation of Islam.
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A spokesman for the local Newham Council said: “The council has a responsibility to be reasonable in such cases and the (mosque) trust was encouraged to submit a long-term strategy for the site, which is identified as having significant developmental opportunities for the local community.

“This did not happen.

“Temporary planning permission expired on Oct. 31, 2006 and any operations since then have been unlawful.

“The trust was given until January to submit a master plan for the site, although failed to meet this deadline.”

A spokesman for the Muslim Council of Britain said Tablighi Jamaat had been “subjected to some unfair coverage.”

“We would hope that they will be able to work in cooperation with the local council if they wish to set up a mosque in the area,” spokesman Inayat Bunglawala said.

He added: “Tablighi Jamaat has no ties to terrorism. It has been subjected to some unfair coverage.”

Strictly speaking, what Mr. Bunglawala says is true. Like most statements issued by Islamist front groups, however, this one is kitman, or misdirection. As I reported several years ago, Tablighi Jamaat is careful to keep itself free of any direct involvement in jihad. Rather, it serves as a recruiting and radicalization tool: it finds susceptible Muslims and indoctrinates them, allowing other groups to wage the actual holy war. If you investigate the background of the violent radicals in the UK, you’ll find that any number of them are alumni of Tablighi Jamaat.

Another account of the Mega-Mosque decision may be read here.

Hat tips: TB and Henrik.


cumpa_29 said...

While this may be refreshing news, I still think Europe is basically done for.
After all, it isn't the obnoxious Islamic extremists who are the problem. It is Islam ITSELF. What good would it do Europe, if all its muslim minorities became the nicest, most law abiding people in the world? All their well-intentioned but ultimately dishonest denials as to what their religion actually IS, doesn't change the fact that they identify with ISLAM. Meanwhile, the demographic situation is the same. In one or two generations, Europe will be swamped by people who identify with Islam, and there is simply no telling whether these future generations will drop the well intentioned (but dishonest) denials or not.

And as we have all seen, the well intentioned denials of current day moderate muslims does NOTHING to check the nature of Islam itself.
While millions upon millions of decent Muslims make endless excuses, TRUE Muslims go out and KILL people. And the dead are no less dead for the excuses, are they?

Either Islam ITSELF gets treated like Nazism or Communism (something diametrically opposed to civilization), or Europe succumbs to Submission while smoking the opium of its OWN denials.

Zenster said...

cumpa_29: Meanwhile, the demographic situation is the same. In one or two generations, Europe will be swamped by people who identify with Islam, and there is simply no telling whether these future generations will drop the well intentioned (but dishonest) denials... . [Emphasis added]

Minor nitpick: Not "whether" but WHEN.

Otherwise, excellent comments.

S said...


You are exactly correct.

Marian - CZ said...

News about Europe's death are strongly exaggerated.

Willingness to put up with Islamic nonsense has been significantly reduced in Euro populations. The counterjihad ideology has broken the wall of silence and there is a lot of screaming in the media - much better than when they ignored us.

I actually have the opportunity to meet some Muslims (of course undercover), and they already feel uncomfortable about the most absurd tenets of their faith being discussed publicly. At least one is on verge of open apostasy - not that I don't prod him gently - no one makes better ally than a convinced renegade.

Anonymous said...

cumpa, it's not like any white country is in a good situation. But yes, as long as they're here, we're more or less screwed.