Dudley Mosque Update
People wrote letters complaining and the local council decided against it. But the politically correct Planning Inspectorate (possibly, but we don’t know, bowing to some political pressure) has decided that the good people of Dudley are to have a huge Â£18 million mosque, whether they want it or not.
And it’s to be on land that had been earmarked for employment purposes, too.
The BBCÂ tells usÂ that the West Midlands town’s Muslim population appealed against the council’s decision to turn down the huge building (pictured as an artist’s impression), and won.
The Bunglawussi is jubilant:
TheÂ BBC reportsÂ that the government’s Planning Inspectorate has overturned a decision by the local council to reject an application to build a mosque in Dudley.
The proposal had been the subject of aÂ bitter right-wing campaign by the likes of the BNP and UKIP, and theBirmingham MailÂ quotes Khurshid Ahmed of Dudley MuslimÂ Association as hailing the Planning Inspectorate’s ruling as a “victory for common sense and democracy and a defeat for prejudice and bigotry”. Indeed, you might have thought that the decision would be welcomed by anyone with remotely progressive politics.
‘The gay lobby’ comment:
Religion wins out again â€“ and gets to erect an out-of-character building to boot. If Muslims see so much as a mere imageÂ theyÂ don’t like â€“ even on aÂ postcard used for advertising purposesÂ by a police force â€“ they complain, and get their way. Residents complain about what they probably perceive is going to be an eyesore in architectural terms, and one many of them will have to pass each day, and they get nowhere.
“The council received hundreds of letters from residents opposing the mosque,” says the BBC, which continues, “A statement issued by the council said: ‘The planning inspectorate has today allowed the appeal by Dudley Muslim Association over its application for a mosque and community centre in Hall Street, Dudley.’ “
* Â Stick your arse in the air five times and day and develop a disliking for pork and poofs, and who knows what you can achieve?