Wednesday, 5 September 2007

Mega-Mosque debate Friday 7 September

When the tide turns, the sand castles are washed away and the beach left clean

If you live anywhere near Stratford, London and you are free from 6.15 pm this Friday, then the place to be is Ithaca House, 27 Romford Road, Stratford.

After the huge petition against the Mega Mosque, kicked off by our own sweet English Rose, reached over a quarter of a million signatures against its building, a public debate has been organised to debate the key issues at this free public meeting.

Speaking for the turnips(loud boo) is Abdul Khaliq Mian, a mouthpiece of George Galloway's No Respect Party and a former mega-mosque project manager.

Speaking for the good guys (loud cheers) is Councillor Alan Craig, leader of the Christian Peoples Alliance group on Newham Council. The whole shooting match has been arranged by Newham Moslems group, the Islamic Circles and so you can bet the turnips will be there in force.

“I’m delighted we are to debate the mega-mosque issue face-to-face at last,” said Cllr Craig, who has been the leading East London opponent of the project. “I first asked for discussions with mosque promoters Tablighi Jamaat over a year ago but they have always refused to meet. This is the first real opportunity to do democracy, and I expect the debate to be hard-hitting but civilised.”Cllr Craig also criticised the stance taken by Ken Livingstone over the mega-mosque. “This debate will also serve to publicly discredit the Mayor’s offensive and unfounded slur that opposition to the mosque is by nature Islamophobic and BNP-inspired,” said Alan Craig. “It isn’t. Many Muslims oppose the Tablighi Jamaat mega-mosque, and non-Islamic local opposition is rational, reasoned and based on respect for our Muslim fellow citizens. We stand against BNP hate-mongering.“Of course the Mayor’s unreasoned biased backing for the mega-mosque simply strengthens the cause of all opponents.“Fortunately he has no planning powers over the Olympic zone, so he cannot directly impact the final planning decision about the mosque.”

You can read the rest of the story here. If you are able to attend, a report of the proceedings would be very much appreciated.


Time & Location. The debate is to be held at 6.15 pm on Friday 7 September at Ithaca House, 27 Romford Road, Stratford, London E15 4LJ, next door to the Ibis Stratford Hotel and 5 minutes walk from Stratford station. Entrance is free and is open to all the public including the media.

Contacts.
Organisers Islamic Circles can be contacted on 07956 983609 and at info@islamiccircles.org
Cllr Alan Craig can be contacted on 07939 547198

Could fellow bloggers please retransmit. More supporters against the Mega Mosque we can mobilise the better.

6 comments:

MrSmith said...

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll pass it along.

Anonymous said...

Think about the words below.
Cheers,
Harry.

Joseph Conrad, an English novelist, said:
" My task, which I am trying to achieve is, by the power of the written word, to make you hear, to make you feel - it is, before all, to make you see.
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“Religion is what people do to avoid
going to hell. Spirituality is what people do once they’ve been there!”
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If you’re not happy with the results
you’re creating, then change what you’re doing. Whining and complaining won’t
make it any better, and nobody’s going to come and rescue you. The sooner you
realise it’s you, the better. It’s what you do that counts.
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if you dont pay with attention you will pay with pain.
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In ancient China I’m told that the doctor in the village was paid an income by every
well person in the village, so if you got sick you didn’t pay him. That way it was in
his best interests to keep everyone well. Nowadays, more money goes to the Health
services as more people get sick. Something’s wrong with that picture.
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The Green Arrow said...

I like the one by Conrad Harry. Must remember to use it.

Good Luck old friend

najistani said...

The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers..."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/2270642.stm

- We can't say they haven't warned us.

gatesofvienna said...

The Swiss don't permit minarets in their country knowing these are a sign of conquest and defeat.
Mosques have always been used in the middle east for storing arms even in France this was found to be the practise.
With neo Marxism ruling here in the UK of course we don't mind untill the day they decide to use them.
Tablighi Jamaati are of the deobandi sect and as the taliban are also i'd like to know what the government is thinking to allow them here at all.
It's bad enough we also have schools that teach deobandi to students, Madrassas are not needed in this country imagine in a few years time when these students graduate we shall have our own Taliban army in the UK. MADNESS IN THE EXTREME!

English Rose said...

Hi sweety thanks for the mention!
I went to the meeting with Gaia I don't know if you know her from the 910 group.
bbc were sniffing around trying to find out everyones names my lips were sealed though lol I like to slip in and out without being noticed! being annonymous is far better than publictiy.
Take care jill x