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Good News For Once: Altrincham and Hale Residents Block Proposed New Mosque

Very good news coming out of Greater Manchester for a change. It seems that  plans for a new mosque come stealth jihad control centre for the leafy suburbs of Altrincham and Hale have been shelved for now. The controversial construction project would have seen a new mosque built on green belt land. 

The proposal caused fury amongst the local residents who vigorously opposed the Islamization  of their area and took to the streets in vast numbers to protest against the mosque. Well done to all those involved.

Its a shame more ‘normal’ people in other areas facing mosque construction are not equally as passionate about blocking them being built in their own neighbourhoods. Instead of   doing nothing as Islamization is taking hold on their doorsteps.

stop islamization by stealth jihad no more mosque building

A Trafford Muslim group behind plans for a huge new Islamic community centre say they been put on hold following the announcement of Greater Manchester’s green belt masterplan rather than protests by residents.

The Altrincham and Hale Muslim Association (AHMA) want to build a new, 2,000 sq m, two-storey centre on green belt land in Timperley.

Peaceful protest over plans for a huge new Islamic community centre
The controversial plans sparked a number of demonstrations, with hundreds of people taking to the streets – and more than 2,000 signing a petition opposing the new centre.

Bosses say they have outgrown their current base in nearby Hale and that there are no other suitable sites available.

The new centre would sit on disused land on Thorley Lane.

Protest over plans for a huge new Islamic community centreProtest over plans for a huge new Islamic community centre
Protest over plans for a huge new Islamic community centre (Photo: Manchester Evening News)

The association’s plans have now been withdrawn, with all traces removed from Trafford council’s website.

The group say the project has been put on hold because of the region’s 20-year housing plan, which includes proposals for sites on and around Thorley Lane.

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) suggests building homes on the land, as well as community and commercial space, redrawing the green belt in the process.

AHMA bosses say they’ve put their plans on ice for the time being, pending ‘clarification’ of GMSF plans.

A spokesman for AHMA said: “As residents will be aware, it is proposed to amend the green belt and a number of sites around Thorley Lane are allocated in the draft GMSF for residential, commercial and community development, including the site of the proposed new AHMA community centre.

“With this in mind, the AHMA has decided to place on hold the planning application for at this time, until the situation relating to the GMSF has been clarified.

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Peaceful protest over plans for a huge new Islamic community centre (Photo: Manchester Evening News)

“However, the AHMA is committed to delivering the new facilities, which are so desperately needed for the growing local Muslim community.

“We will monitor the situation with the GMSF closely. We would like to thank the community and stakeholders who see the shared vision of this project and will endeavour to keep the local community updated as and when we are ready to progress with our plan.”

 

Those opposed to the plans say there are plenty of other community centres in the area and have objected against development on green belt land.

There are also fears the new centre would cause traffic chaos.

Despite one protest attracting attention from far-right groups, including the English Defence League, campaign organisers insisted the demonstration had ‘nothing to do with religion, race or politics’.

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Taxi Driver Ibrahim Khan Jailed For 2004 Sex Attack On Passenger Thanks To DNA Match

Repulsive rapist Ibrahim Khan thought he had got away with raping a 19 year old woman in Altringham who had got in his taxi back in 2004. Now 10 years later he has finally got his just deserves, 8 years in prison. His arrest was all down to a DNA swab following his arrest for an unrelated offence that matched the girls rapist. Thats karma, what goes around comes around.  

Rapist jailed thanks to DNA match

Published 27/02/2014 16:56:18

A man who thought for years that he’d got away with rape has been jailed a decade later, thanks to a DNA match.

Ibrahim Khan (born 05/10/1968) of St Albans Avenue, Ashton-under-Lyne was found guilty of rape following a trial in December 2013.  On Thursday 27 February 2014, he was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court to eight years imprisonment.

Ibrahim Khan (born 05/10/1968) of St Albans Avenue, Ashton-under-Lyne was found guilty of rape following a trial in December 2013.

On Thursday 27 February 2014, he was sentenced at Minshull Street Crown Court to eight years imprisonment.

In the early hours of Sunday 31 October 2004, a 19-year-old girl had been out in Altrincham town centre and flagged down a private hire taxi to take her home.

The taxi driver, Ibrahim Khan, told the young woman to get into the front passenger seat as it was warmer, which she did, and the taxi set off to take her home.

The 19-year-old quickly fell asleep in the passenger seat and woke a short time later to find that Khan was on top of her and was raping her.

The girl shouted at him to get off and managed to escape from the car and run home.

Following this attack, a full investigation was launched by police in Trafford, appeals were run in the media and a DNA sample of the offender was taken, but the culprit was never identified.

In November 2012, Khan was arrested for an unrelated matter and his DNA sample was obtained. This was quickly matched to the DNA profile taken from the rape in 2004 and he was subsequently arrested by GMP’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit.

Further investigation revealed that in 2004, Khan was working as a taxi driver in Ashton-Under-Lyne and had dropped off passengers in Altrincham that evening in October when he spotted the victim.

Detective Constable Rachel Ostick from GMP’s Serious Sexual Offences Unit said: “I would firstly like to commend the bravery shown by the victim in this case, who gave evidence at this trial nine years after the attack took place, forcing her to relive her rape ordeal once more in court. Finally today, justice has been served.

“On that night back in 2004, Khan knowingly accepted the fare when he was out of his area of operating. He took advantage of a vulnerable young woman who was fast asleep and raped her.  The public rely on taxi drivers to take them home safely, even when they are in vulnerable states and Khan abused this position of trust.

“I hope that today’s sentence will encourage other victims of rape to come forward and tell us about what has happened to them. We will investigate all reports thoroughly in order to bring justice to those men or women who have been raped, and there is wide-ranging support on offer to victims from both within the police and from other agencies.

“As this case demonstrates, we will also continue to utilise every tool and developing technology available to us to track down those responsible for carrying out these despicable crimes, no matter how long it takes.”

Greater Manchester is nationally recognised as a model of good practice in terms of support services available to victims.

– If you or someone you know has been raped or sexually assaulted, we encourage you not to suffer in silence and report it to the police or a support agency so you can get the help and support available.

– You can call Greater Manchester Police on 101, or alternatively people can refer themselves to St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre on 0161 276 6515.

– St Mary’s Sexual Assault Referral Centre in Manchester provides a comprehensive and coordinated forensic, counselling and medical aftercare service to anyone in Greater Manchester who has experienced rape or sexual assault. Services are available on a 24-hour basis and people can access them either as a self-referral or via Greater Manchester Police.

– Manchester Rape Crisis is a confidential support service run by women for women and girls who have been raped or sexually abused. Confidential helpline: 0161 273 4500. Black and Minority Ethnic helpline: 0161 273 4514.

– Survivors Manchester offers support and counselling for adult male survivors of sexual abuse and rape, regardless of when the event happened. Contact 07919 246 267.