Monday, January 18, 2010

Islamic sect’s plan to build mega-mosque next to Olympics site collapses

This story is what I call an Up/Down on the Uncooperative Radio Show.

From timesonline.co.uk:

Controversial plans to build Europe’s biggest mosque close to the London Olympics site have been halted, The Times has learnt.

Tablighi Jamaat, the Islamic sect behind the proposal, is to be evicted this week from the East London site, where it has been operating illegally a temporary mosque and had planned a complex that would accommodate 12,000 worshippers.

The Muslim Council of Britain said that the group had fallen victim to “unfounded hostility and hysteria”.

However, another Muslim organisation last night welcomed the move. Minhaj-ul-Quran, which advises the Government on how to combat youth radicalisation, said that a mosque should be a “community effort” and not the initiative of one group with extremist links.

It's a down because they want to build the dang thing and it's an up because they were stopped.
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