Sunday, 27 October 2013
Stalybridge Mosque Proposal - Many Locals Not Happy
So it appears that Stalybridge is to get its very own mosque. As far as I am aware this will be the first mosque ever in Stalybridge so who is unhappy about this development and why? Well when looking at this online petition titled "Say No To Stalybridge Mosque" and especially when reading the comments by locals it appears that just about everyone who lives near the proposed mosque is opposed. Reasons cited are traffic congestion, parking problems and a host of other reasons.
The people who oppose this mosque will undoubtedly and inevitably end up being branded as intolerant by the 'usual suspects'. But are they intolerant or just voicing legitimate concerns? My view may be biased because I have spent more time than many in and around Muslim dominated communities and experience has taught me valuable lessons about the Islamic faith and Muslim people in general.
The location of the new mosque is the former Pineapple pub on Kenworthy Street and it appears to have been sold for £178,000 + VAT. That is a lot of money by any standards and it would be surprising if much if not all of it was Saudi Wahhibi money.
This mosque may be something new for Stalybridge, but sooner or later every neighbourhood will have its own mosque, or at least that's the Saudi plan. Read here for more information. The ironic thing is, the Wahhabi backers of mosque expansion right across all Western countries are somewhat reluctant to allow Christian churches to be built in their own lands. Guess how many Christian churches, or religious buildings of any denomination other than Islam exist in the land of these prolific mosque builders, if you cannot guess you could Google or you could click here to find out but I suspect most people (who understand the true nature of Islam) will have guessed correctly in the first place.
What's your opinion on the new mosque in Stalybridge, is it a good thing or a bad thing and what makes you think so either way?