British Politician says Super mosques not a great idea

2015-04-11 04:12:20 | Al Muslim News
British Politician says Super mosques not a great idea


UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage says “super-mosques†are not a great idea. He speaks during a visit to Dudley, where the EDL has recently demonstrated against plans to build a mosque
Farage said large mosques are “not necessarily a great ideaâ€, as he visited a West Midlands town where the far-right English Defence League (EDL) has protested against plans to build a Mosque with an 18-metre high minaret, the Guardian reported.
The UkIP leader was speaking in Dudley North, a constituency where tensions over the mosque construction appeared to be at the heart of an alleged plot by former Conservative Party candidate for the area Afzal Amin to get the EDL to organize an anti-mosque protest that he would then take credit for stopping. The scandal led to Amin’s resignation last month.
A question on the Dudley mosque, Farage explained his opinion: “People need places of religious worship. It’s just a question of whether that scale is the right one or not. I’m not going to for one moment advocate that we should ban people from being able to worship their religion. I think it’s very important they do. But whether super-mosques are the way forward is a separate question.â€
In the past UKIP members have struggled to differentiate religious buildings from each other.
Last year, a Kent branch of the populist right-wing party was left red-faced on social media after it mistook Westminster Catholic Cathedral, one of London’s most iconic buildings, for a mosque.


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