Dudley mosque to be backed – UKIP and BNP protest

No mosque here 3Plans for an £18 million mosque and community centre in the Black Country are to be recommended for approval.

Protesters have handed in petitions with more than 1,000 signatures and written hundreds of letters of objection. But sources have revealed planning officers are set to give the scheme, for derelict land between Hall Street and the Flood Street island in Dudley, the green light.

Ukip councillor Malcolm Davis, who has led opposition to the multi-million pound proposals, said recommending the scheme for approval would be a “monumental disgrace”.

Express & Star, 19 February 2007

The fascists of the British National Party – who claim that they have been “leading the collection of signatures by residents concerned that the town centre will be Islamified” – are also outraged: “The news of the mosque go-ahead comes just days after a Times story warned that thousands of Christian churches could close in the next decade and that the Christian landscape is in retreat.”

BNP news article, 19 February 2007

For the BNP campaign against the Dudley mosque see here.