Bunglawussi needs your help to save UK mosques from "the Far Right"

Protect our mosques from the far right

“Recent attacks on British mosques show that our freedom of worship is under threat from extremists”

* Unfortunately the Bunglawussi forgets to mention the constant Islamic attacks on churches  in Islamic and Western countries. In Europe, most synagogues have been firebombed and Jews have been pelted with stones. In Egypt, the remaining Coptic Christians are under siege, as we can see here:

Fear of massacre grips Christian village in Egypt

Whenever Muslims are seen “dancing and chanting ‘Come to Jihad’ and the ‘Cross is the enemy of God” outside the homes of grossly outnumbered indigenous Christians, who are further oppressed by the state, massacres become very real possibilities. More on this story.

“Fear of Massacre Grips Christian Village in Egypt; Crops Destroyed,” from AINA

But none of the above matters for this die hard agit-prop from the MCB, who defends “universal values” like the burka, otherwise known as the freedom sack, as we can see here: How to ban the veil?

Inayat Bunglawala @ the Guardian:

The arson attack on Greenwich Islamic Centre just after midnight last Tuesday which caused about £10,000 of damage could have been much worse had it not been for the bravery of the mosque’s caretaker, Mohammed Koheeli.

Mr Koheeli received burns on his left arm and to the side of his face as he tried to fight the blaze while waiting for the fire brigade to arrive. The Greenwich borough commander, Richard Wood, has assured worshipers at the mosque that he has “assigned a team of highly trained detectives” to the case. No one has been arrested to date over the attack but many worshipers suspect it to have been far-right inspired.

The arson attack on the Greenwich mosque comes after a very similar attack on a mosque in Luton last month, which I blogged about at the time, and an attack on a mosque in Bishop’s Stortford the month before that. Those attacks too are believed by the worshippers to have been far-right inspired, with the Luton one coming as it did in the wake of several written threats of a racist nature.

Over at the website of the BNP, there is an article decrying the “Islamification” of Britain, citing in evidence the number of churches that have been converted to mosques in recent years. Here are just a couple of example comments left on that site by readers responding to the article: “Did our ancestors sweat building beautiful places of worship for them to be converted into temples for Muslim foreigners?”

“As far as I am aware, I don’t think any churches in Scotland have been turned into mosques. This is very shocking. I hope and pray it never happens here. It is bad enough when former churches are turned into pubs … ”

Of course, in the eyes of BNP supporters it may well be better for a church to be converted into a pub than to a place meant for reflection and the remembrance of God. But what are the facts about mosques and churches? The website of the Church Society contains records of Church of England attendance and they show a decline in Sunday worshippers from 1,606,000 (1968) to 871,000 in 2006. That is a 46% fall-off in less than 40 years. Given that very dramatic fall, it is evident that it must be becoming increasingly difficult for many smaller Christian congregations – sometimes with an average age of more than 60 or 70 – to afford the maintenance costs associated with churches. It can hardly be a surprise that some are being sold.

If the BNP is genuinely interested in preserving our churches as churches then surely the place to start is by convincing the 94% of Christians who no longer go to church regularly of the merits of doing so, instead of inciting hatred of Muslims for practicing their own faith.

Of course, the more likely explanation is that the BNP is not really serious at all about Christianity in the first place, but have simply seized on the issue of some former churches being purchased by British Muslims as a useful opportunity to incite hatred against them. After all, the BNP leader, Nick Griffin, is on record as having said in 2006: “We should be positioning ourselves to take advantage for our own political ends of the growing wave of public hostility to Islam currently being whipped up by the mass media.”

The earliest mosques in the UK were usually just converted houses. As British Muslim communities have become more settled and wealthier they have been able to afford to buy larger premises.

For more than 20 years I lived in Ilford, Essex. The mosque I regularly attended there in Albert Road was formerly a Methodist church: its Christian congregation had dwindled over the years and the premises were sold to local Muslims looking for a permanent place of worship and teaching for their children.

In the same area, the local Sikh community a few years back built their own magnificent Karamsar Gurdwara on the site of the former Labour party hall. That gurdwara would always elicit a smile from me when I drove past it on the Ilford High Road. Just one look at the gorgeous pink sandstone structure and you are instantly transported to Rajasthan.

That reminds me of an incident that happened to me one Sunday morning about 20 years ago, not long after I had passed my driving test. I had stepped out of my home and had just got into my car when two elderly Indian ladies opened my rear car door and sat down on the back seats. I had absolutely no idea who they were, but they just pointed their bony fingers straight ahead and chattered away in Punjabi. I did not understand what they were saying, but could just about make out the word “gurdwara”. I followed their finger instructions, and a few minutes later was dropping off two happy old women at a gurdwara near Barking. That memory also brings a smile to my face.

I don’t know if we will be seeing more arson attacks on mosques around the UK. One of the most wonderful aspects of living in the UK for me up until now has been our commitment to freedom of worship.


7 thoughts on “Bunglawussi needs your help to save UK mosques from "the Far Right"”

  1. Mohammedans just love playing the victim when they are in a minority but when they get power this changes completely and we see the face o true Islam as everyone else is turned in to dhimmies . HYPOCRISY is the main pillar of Islam.

  2. “The earliest mosques in the UK were usually just converted houses. As British Muslim communities have become more settled and wealthier they have been able to afford to buy larger premises.”

    Excuse me? Lies again from the Bunglawacko:


    ‘Quilliams Liverpool mosque pre-dates Woking by a few months, but the Shah Jahan has the honour of being the first purpose built mosque in Europe outside of Muslim Spain.’

    When was the mosque built? 1889, that is pretty damn early in my book. Also doesn’t look much like a converted house to me either:


    Honestly, I cannot take this pakistani Mr Bean seriously, and wonder why anyone else listens to him. His entire repertoire is just a pack of lies falsifications and twisted half-truths!

  3. Its hardly reached epidemic proportions. The only other attack I can remember was recently in Luton shortly after the koranimals abused our troops. Quite a few people suspected it was an inside job,or even the so-called moderate muslims.

  4. This Bungla-pussy, or what ever his name is, makes me sick.
    Come and meet me in person, Bungla, and tell me why Saudi Arabia does not allow a single Church to be built in its Kingdom.
    And here you are whining like all the poor down-trodden muslims about your precious mosques. Well, fella, you ignorant scum, you can take all your mosques and shove them where the sun doesn’t shine, and them take them and your ugly mosques and penguin followers back to the retarded country from which you originate. You muslims make me want to throw up, you are such a whiny, stupid, backwards and ignorant lot of rabid dogs. I wouldn’t p*ss on you even if given the chance… but I’d p*ss on your deranged Cowran.
    Take your whining and shove it, fella.

  5. There have been hardly any attacks on muslim mosques. On the other hand, there have been several attacks by muslims on churches and places of worship for non-muslims.

  6. Poor Muslims what have they done to deserve this kind of contempt. Talk about being the architect of your own demise. Islam needs a quick reformation otherwise it will be confined to the dustbin of history.

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