‘Mega-mosque’ scheme faces new opposition

The 'MegaMosqueNoThanks' campaign has been revived to oppose what the campaign describes as “attempts by the extreme Islamic sect, Tablighi Jama'at, to build a 9,500 capacity Mosque near the Olympic site in East London.

The campaign says that the Tablighi Jama'at would like to build the Mosque under the banner of a 'cultural centre'.

The Islamic group recently revealed a development that includes an eight-storey high mosque, 45 metre-high minarets, apartments, and retail and business units. Visitors were informed that the formal planning application is to be submitted imminently.

The 'MegaMosqueNoThanks' campaign holds that owing to the nature of the group and the significance of the site, these plans represent a challenge not only for the local community but for the nation as a whole.

Campaign leader, Alan Craig, said: "We intend to inform residents about the separatist, supremacist and sexist nature of Tablighi Jama'at, and the harm this proposed huge new global headquarters mosque at West Ham will do to the local community if it goes ahead. We provide hard evidence for this. They are divisive and actively work against integration and social cohesion. They are also deeply sexist."



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