London council planners have told developers that a new block of flats must include a gay bar – and they will send inspectors to check it’s gay enough.
Tower Hamlets bosses will only let the site of closed gay bay the Joiners Arms be built on if the developers promise to include a pub that will ‘remain a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender-focused venue for a minimum of 12 years’.
London’s culture at risk officer Ed Bayes will make sure the person running the bar is ‘sufficiently LGBT’.
Council chiefs issued the diktat because Tower Hamlets has lost seven of its 10 LGBT venues since 2006
Tower Hamlets is an Islamic swamp…How to Radicalize an Entire London Borough
In February, three London schoolgirls flew to Istanbul, from where they travelled by road to Syria to join the Islamic State. British police have confirmed that at least 700 Britons have now joined the terrorist group as fighters. Over the past year alone, 22 British women, most under the age of 20, are believed to have travelled to Syria to become “jihadi brides.”
These three London schoolgirls, who lived in the borough of Tower Hamlets, were not the first from there to travel to Syria. They were not even the first Islamic State recruits from their school — nor, it seems, will they be the last.