Jenny Taylor's blog

End of the Megamosque?

It’s official.  The Tablighi Jamaat have been refused planning permission to build their huge mosque and Islamic training centre in London’s east end.

After two decades at least of prevarication and inertia on the part of the authorities and vexatious appeals and refusal to observe planning regulations of almost any kind by TJ, the news is welcome.

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Faith Minister: why it's right to scrap

 

And so with very little notice being taken, a Constitutional experiment unprecedented in Britain’s history, has been quietly laid to rest.  Or has it?

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Bring on the theologians, Mr Cameron

 

David Cameron’s ‘most important speech yet on extremism’ has now been delivered.

With terror waiting in the wings, it appears tragically to have added very little at all to the junk thinking that has got us to such an impasse. 

Platitudes piled up about ‘values’, ‘equality’, and ‘beliefs’ do not comprise an ethic to live by, as is already amply demonstrated.

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