Mosques: the Nag Factor (but we win another one, anyway)
Pester power works on Homer, but not us
Sometimes mosque-fightin’ is like an episode of the Simpsons. The opportunistic caricatures that present the applications, the gullible simplicity of the Councils that lap it up, and the spiteful narcissism of the community organisers and journalists. all play their part in this absorbing pageant of human nature.
But the most amusing thing is the juvenile pester power that mosque outfits employ. It goes something like this: apply; apply again; if refused, apply again; apply again with a glossy traffic report; get angry (but apply again); finally, if all else fails, apply again.
The fewer comparisons made between Council planners and Homer Simpson, the better. But mosque promoters are obviously avid students of Bart and Lisa, who know something about the Nag Factor.
This was the routine with our latest win: 7 Carlisle Road, in Brent.
The Zia Ul Ummah Foundation wanted a “Community and Education Centre”. I think we know what that means by now. Nothing else gives itself that title, and if anything did it would be a pub. It was for a mosque, plain, simple, all 8,400 square feet of it. And they were not to be put off.
Previous application refused earlier in 2012? Don’t worry – reapply!
Previously application told that this site is valuable employment land, intended to help create jobs for hard pressed locals? Don’t worry – reapply!
Previous application told it would create unacceptable traffic problems? Don’t worry – reapply!
Those spinelss kuffar can only hold out so many times, right?
Perhaps. But I’m guessing the mosque outfit’ll run out of resolve before we do.
It would have been great to see this lot at the Planning Committee meeting. But it didn’t even get that far, because we slam-dunked them. Of the 276 comments submitted, only 9 of them were in favour, and all of those bleating on about “community cohesion”, something that Islam lacks any historic credentials to talk about. The rest expressed the justified vehemence of local people against this nasty application. Read them here.
In the end their application was refused by the Planning Officers under delegated powers. So no 3 minute speech about “community” and “peace” for them. Just a black and white refusal notice landing on their mat a few days ago. Shame.
In fact, this refusal notice is tighter than the last one, so this outfit have spent money to go backwards!
Little more to report, except that we won. A thoroughly inappropriate and domineering proposal got its just desserts for once. Well, well.