There is a posting in our e-group soliciting YES votes for a ballot undertaken by the Evening Standard. Should the proposed Stg 100m London mosque proceed?. It contains a statement that the non muslims of London are against it.
I am voting NO.
Why spend the equivalent of RM 700 m for a mosque. It can build 700 schools in Bangladesh, Somalia, MALI, or South of Thailand or Darfur or 70 schools in the muslim ghettos of Bradford or Birmingham or any ghettos for that matter..
There were beautiful mosques in Andalusia, the inquisitions make them into Christians in 40 years. The Ottoman sultans were building mosques to please the contractors, the consultants and designers, to locate their mausoleum, to outdo each other and for 100 other reasons. They also built harems, and the grand eunuchs had the responsibility of maintaining the supply chain of concubines. The Grand mufti ( read Lord Justice) could also be a party to this screwings. Istanbul was and still is a city of mosques. The empire collapsed . If not for ATARtUK Turkey would be another Lebanon or another Andalusia.
Do not take this as anti ISLAM. Do not take the NO vote from the Brits as anti Islam. The Brits have stopped building churches or synagogues . Generally, they are no longer fond of religion be it Christianity, Judaism or Paganism or Islam. So, do not take it as solely anti Islam.
I am against the building of mosques or whatever places of worship whose foundation is not taqwa or righteousness. You get the Brits on your side if you build schools rather than mosques. It will speak volumes of Muslims of the UK.