Express writer urges support for far-right ‘mega mosque’ petition

Patrick O'Flynn“This planned Mosque would be large enough for tens of thousands of Muslims at a time. But what’s the betting against it becoming another hotbed of so-called ‘radical’ preachers? Such large scale facilities suggest an ambition among some of East London’s Muslims to become ever more dominant over other faiths and communities in the area. Before long I can see the old East End becoming an almost exclusively Muslim district in which others fear to tread….

“The people of this country have to let Muslims know we are not happy with the way community relations are going. Unless mainstream Muslims come to realise that the disastrous course their community is currently set on – segregation, anti-free speech, anti-women’s rights, pro-sharia courts – is fiercely resented by the majority of British people then the pressure cooker of ill-feeling will keep building.”

Patrick O’Flynn urges support for the “mega mosque” petition initiated by BNP supporter Jill Barham.

Daily Express, 3 July 2007