A growing number of non-Muslims in the UK are growing more and more concerned that permission will be granted to the Muslim sect Tablighi Jamaat to build a mega-mosque at the site of the London Olympics in the east of the Capital.
When the proposal emerged it was envisaged that the first phase of the mosque alone would accommodate 10,000 worshippers. But, the final number, including visitors, could be as many as 70,000.
Many experts describe Tablighi Jamaat, whose name means “Proselytising Group”, as a peaceful, apolitical movement, devoted to spreading Islam, but others accuse it of links with Islamic extremism and even terrorism. Although Tablighi Jamaat has never been implicated in any act of terror, two of the 7/7 bombers, Mohammad-Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, regularly visited its headquarters in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire.
A petition has been set up asking the Government to stop the plans for the mosque, which, if allowed to proceed, will place a huge, triumphalist Islamic “footprint” on the capital, and create a vast Muslim enclave in East London.
Please sign the online petition, which closes on July 18, here.