Wednesday, January 09, 2013

How We Win

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.

Please see the Brent case, here, our last win but one. Our brief write up is here.

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.

When the refusal notice came through, the refusal reasons (see here) were very similar to the objections we suggested local people might like to use in their letters (see here).

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.

Previous posts about Gavin Boby and the Law and Freedom Foundation:

2011 Jun 10 Mosque Busting: English vs. American Styles
    20 The Central Role of Mosques in Islamic Political Doctrine
  Aug 4 Mosquebusted!
  Oct 9 A Win for Mosquebusters in Uxbridge
    9 No Megamosque for Dudley
  Dec 1 Blackpool Mosque: Busted!
2012 Jan 17 Four More Mosques: Busted!
  Mar 17 When you call us you win
  Nov 21 Two New Wins for the Mosque Busters
  Dec 18 “The Mosque is Far More Than a House of Worship”
    25 How to Stop a Mosque in Your Area
    28 Santa Brings Us Another Win!


Nomadic100 said...

Having some time on my hands, I actually read the comments on the mosque application. Those supporting the mosque made utterly disingenuous arguments, e.g., bring the community together, etc., when the mosque will do precisely the opposite. The statements of the supporters were poorly written and bordering on the incoherent. I wonder why.

Beach Bum said...

Your results are great! Good luck with you efforts during 2013!
Count your victories in real numbers rather than percent. Activity is much more important than success rate in this case.

bewick said...

I actually know this area from 40+ years ago and such a "facility" there was then, and now, totally inappropriate. Well done Gavin

Anonymous said...

Great work Gav. How about branching out by applying to Councils for demolition of existing mosques, for broadly the same reasons ?

Anonymous said...

Yes, that last point about the local schools is particularly important... lest we forget that the muztard's sucky center will put those children on the menu of grooming non-descript "Asian" gangs (that everybody knows will be exclusively composed of muslims, but we're not suppose to say that as if we were talking about "Fight Club"). The whole case against more mosques should be simple: keep those savages the hell away from our children.