Islamic group blocked from building ‘Britain’s biggest mosque’ in London

The government has blocked an Islamic group with alleged links to fundamentalism from building Britain’s biggest mosque, putting a final end to a 16-year battle.

The highly controversial plans by the Tablighi Jamaat sect – accused by some of being a gateway to terror – would have created a so-called “megamosque” with 190-foot minarets and three times the floorspace of St Paul’s Cathedral. The 290,000 square foot mosque, near the Olympic Park in east London, would have accommodated up to 9,300 worshippers in two main gender-segregated prayer halls and a further 2,000 in a separate hall.

  • John

    The proponents of this mega-mosque posted an obituary to one of its opponents ( Alan Craig ) on line, and no one was charged with death threats. I’m glad it was cancelled

  • BradThomas

    Yay – a victory over Islam amid a seemingly endless string of defeats. Of course, ending muslim immigration to the West is the only way to assure a real and permanent victory.

  • disqusW6sf

    That photo looks like Dacca, Bangladesh or some other third world Islamic city. It’s London, England. sigh.

    • Blind Druid

      The linked Telegraph article captions that photo as being Pakistan. But it won’t be long.

      • disqusW6sf

        Thanks for the correction.

  • tom_billesley

    The park straddles the more heavily enriched London boroughs such as Newham and Tower Hamlets but at least it’s downwind of most of London.

  • Icebow

    Well that’s a relief. The BBC don’t seem to have got round to reporting it yet.

  • eMan14

    Each small step is a victory worth savoring. Battles such as these should never last so long. Such a waste of time and money.

    • Martin B

      16 years to say No to a mosque. How many years till they muster up the nerve to say No to Muzz immigration? Oh well, we’ll take what we can get.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Good for Whitehall.

  • Xavier

    Ah, well. Switch from visual targeting to GPS.

  • Cheryl

    If only Canada would follow. I guess that is wishful thinking, right? Now that we have Muslim loving Trudeau at the helm I think Canadians will lose. The men and women that fought and died for this country I hope have not died in vain.

  • Brett_McS

    Well done! Obviously Gorgeous George is no longer Mayor or it would have been built ready for the Olympics, which was the original plan.