Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee have refused an application for a new mosque in the London Borough which already has 16 mosques. Around 200 people gathered outside a packed council chamber on Tuesday night as Waltham Forest Council’s planning committee decided on the application from the Faizan-e-Islam organisation to convert the Waltham Oak pub in Lea Bridge Road, Walthamstow. Local residents and committee members had expressed concern at the loss of a landmark historical pub, The application was then denied on the grounds of potential disturbance to people living in sheltered housing next door and predicted parking congestion in the area at prayer times.
The Campaign For Real Ale (CAMRA), which supports communities to save their local pubs from closure and demolition, said it was “delighted” the bid was rejected. James Watson Pubs Preservation Officer for the East London & City branch of CAMRA, said: “More and more local authorities are at last beginning to realise what important community facilities our pubs are and are taking measures to save them.“ In East London we have lost 52 per cent of our pubs over the last 30 years and we are pleased that the tables are slowly beginning to turn.”CAMRA registered a formal objection to the proposal, along with supporters of the ‘Save the Waltham Oak’ campaign, as it says the pub, which has been closed for a year, has a “long and distinguished history” dating back to the 1800s.
As CAMRA and local non Muslim residents celebrated blocking the conversion and halting any further Islamization for the time being, over in the Faizan-e-Islam camp things are very different. The Islamists are not impressed with the decision and doing what Muslims do best…..moaning. Faizan-e-Islam have declared they will fight on and appeal the decision(and moan some more)
Muslims are already claiming anti Muslim bias, playing the race card. Tariq Mahmood, a committee member at the Lea Bridge Road mosque, said the planned mosque would be inclusive and serve the whole community. He said: “The planning committee made out like mosques are just for one kind of people but its more like a community centre. It’s biased against Muslims opening up things.” Sorry to burst your bubble Tariq, the Mosque may be like a community centre……a community centre for MUSLIMS ONLY which is not serving the whole community only the Islamic community!
The Muslims have an unlikely ally in Anglican vicar Steven Saxby, Vicar at St Barnabas Vicarage in St Barnabas Road, Walthamstow, spoke in favour of the application at the meeting and said he was “astonished” by the decision to refuse it.Dismayed by the council’s decision,the appeasing dhimmi vicar said the committee
“displayed a notable ignorance of the Muslim faith and the excellent work of Faizen-e-Islam.”
“This was a poor decision which we can only expect to be overturned at appeal.”
“To me the arguments before the committee for the mosque far outweighed those for the pub. “I thought it was embarrassing for the borough that a body of people that are doing such good work in the community are prevented from doing more good.”
I find it unbelievable that a Christian vicar in a Christian country where church attendances are lower than ever is pushing Islam further on the public. Speeding up the Islamization of the UK and the further demise of Christianity is sheer stupidity. He should be looking at the treatment of Christians in majority Islamic countries at the hands of Muslim oppressors. Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan and Syria where religion of peace members burn down churches and murder innocent people just for being non Muslim. With idiots like that helping the Islamists stealth jihad to achieve their ultimate goal and take over its only a matter of time.
Does Anglican vicar Steven Saxby honestly think that once Muslims get anywhere close to majority here that they will not act in exactly the same way ? Does he think he will be able to freely practice his faith? or that his church and congregation will be free from any kind of attack by the blood thirsty Islamists? If he does then he is a bigger dhimmi dickhead than he looked making his public Muslim appeasing comments.