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Mosque Versus Listed Building (A lady tells it like it is)

Posted in Afghanistan, Al Quada, Arab, Britain, Christianity, England, English Schools, Environment, Immigration, Insurgents, Islamic Revolution, Primary Schools, Taliban, Terrorism, Terrorists, Torture, UK with tags , , , on 22/04/2010 by floroy1942

A couple of weeks ago, Muslims in Camberley had their request to tear down a listed Victorian school and build a mosque, complete with dome and towers, refused by the council and people of the town.

The Victorian School

The school was used originally by the Yorktown infants and primary schools before becoming a Roman Catholic school, but was sold to the Bengali Welfare Association (BWA) when the school closed down and has been used as an Islamic Centre since 1996. Now the BWA are saying it no longer fulfils their needs and they wish to build a mosque on the site.

The plan, initially approved by the council, was later refused on a technicality. Now everyone is up in arms about the project because it means the listed building will be torn down. Local people feel their heritage is being lost with the destruction of the 100 year old building.

Nahrin Choudhury

Of course, the old ‘race’ card is now being played by the leader of the BWA Nahrin Choudhury who claims that objection to the plan is pure racism because they are a Muslim minority in the town! Where have I heard that before? If you can’t get what you want by fair means, use the race card!

Conservative Council Leader Moira Gibson said it was the people’s wish to preserve part of the history of Surrey Heath and  Camberley because people feel strongly about conservation in the area. In fact, the people feel so strongly they were queuing for hours outside the Camberley Theatre in order to gain admittance to the meeting.

Who can say, maybe this is one small step in ensuring the British countryside is not dotted with mosques, I for one hope so.

My brother sent me a copy of a letter an unnamed housewife sent to the local newspaper on the subject of Muslims etc. in general, which amply defines what our attitude should be towards those of the Muslim faith everywhere. I reproduce it here:

This is one ticked off lady.

Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not started by Islamic people who brought it to our (western) shores on September 11, 2001 and have continually threatened to do so since?

Were people from all over the world not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the Potomac from the nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania ?

Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible, burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?

And I’m supposed to care that a few Taliban were claiming to be tortured by a justice system of the nation they come from who are fighting against a brutal insurgency.

I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11.

I’ll care about the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about the Holy Bible, the mere belief of which is a crime punishable by beheading in Afghanistan

I’ll care when these thugs tell the world they are sorry for hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his gurgling slashed throat.

I’ll care when the cowardly so-called ‘insurgents’ in Afghanistan come out and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by hiding in mosques and behind women and children.

I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search of nirvana, care about the innocent children within range of their suicide bombs.

I’ll care when the British media stops pretending that their freedom of speech on stories is more important than the lives of the soldiers on the ground, or their families waiting at home to hear about them when something happens.

In the meantime, when I hear a story about a British soldier roughing up an Insurgent terrorist to obtain information, know this:

I don’t care.

When I see a wounded terrorist get shot in the head when he is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you can take it to the bank:

I don’t care.

When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer mat, and ‘fed special food’ that is paid for by my tax is complaining that his holy book is being ‘mishandled,’ you can absolutely believe in your heart of hearts:

I don’t care.

And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled ‘Koran’ and other times ‘Quran..’ Well, Believe me!! Yes … you guessed it,

I don’t care!!

Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But, the Soldiers don’t have that problem..’

I have another quote that I would like to add

Only five defining forces have ever offered to die for you:

1. Jesus Christ

2.  The British Soldier.

3. The Canadian Soldier.

4. The US Soldier, and

5. The Australian Soldier

One died for your soul, the other 4 for your freedom.’


It just goes to show what some people are capable of when the chips are down. I think the lady said just about all that will ever be needed on the subject of living with Muslims and how far we should accommodate them.

My thanks to my brother, and the unnamed lady.


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