Following a freedom of information request made to Bolton Council, Kafir Crusaders can reveal that the Labour run council has given ‘Bolton Council Of Mosques’ in excess of £1.1 million in grants over the past 8 years.
FOI to Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council:
1.How much money has the council paid in grants and funding to
Islamic charities and organisations in Bolton since the year
2.What organisations are they
3.What were the grants for
Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council reply to FOI:
Bolton Council has not grant funded charities and organisations
on the basis of their religious background. However, the main faith groups
(Christian, Hindu and Muslim) have received some grant funding to support
community cohesion in Bolton.
Bolton Council of Mosques (BCOM) has received £1,142,138 in grants from
Grant to BCOM to promote community cohesion, neighbourhood and
youth activities, on the same basis as the other faith groups who are
The extremely large sum of money BCOM received shocked me, i had been expecting a fairly large total given to Muslim organizations but certainly not that much. Nor did i expect to see it all going to a single Islamic group but lots of small amounts to several different groups.
So who are Bolton Council of Mosques (BCOM) and what do they do?
Their website states : “Representing all the 22 established mosques in Bolton with approximately 20,000 Muslims, BCoM is often seen as the gateway to the Muslim Community. It is an organisation that ensures that Muslims are represented at the highest levels, locally, regionally and indeed nationally”
Having delved a little deeper into BCOM and what they actually do to justify this “community cohesion” mega grant. Other than a couple of members attending an interfaith meeting every 2 months, they do nothing for the community as a whole. Unless you happen to be a member of the Islamic community that is. In which case they organize youth haji pilgrimages. Day trips for Muslim kids to Blackpool. Campaign for prayer rooms in Bolton’s schools, arrange Islamic funerals and child circumcisions(FGM??). BCOM have in the past organised fundraising for good causes….Islamic 1s obviously. Such as George Galloway and Yvonne Riddley’s Gaza convoy where Galloway handed over vehicles and supplies to HAMAS.
Isn’t community cohesion meant to be all about bringing different communities together and promoting tolerance, understanding and integration ? A benefit to the community as a whole and not just Muslims ? Is giving a Muslim only group over a million pounds, whose community who are already intolerant and refuse to integrate a worthy recipient and value for money ? Is it better the council fund all these Islamic activities in the name of community cohesion rather than say opening a couple of youth clubs, getting teenagers of all races and religions off the streets, encouraging them to integrate in a safe environment ?
I’m sure all the non-Muslim people in Bolton will be pleased to know what a fine job Bolton’s Labour Council are doing at donating money to Muslims in order to
keep them sweet and on side improve community cohesion. Going off the BCOM’s website figure of 20,000 Muslims in the area that works out that Bolton Council have paid over £50 per Muslim person !!