The plans submitted to the City of Westminster Council surround the Trocadero building (pictured, below) on Picadilly Circus in London’s cultural hub in the West End. Under the proposed design, the basements and part of the ground floor would have been converted into a 1,000 person-capacity mosque.
However, even though the plans have been withdrawn, the developer is threatening to submit another proposal in the near future (See the Gavin Boby – of Mosquebusters – video below).
Washington Standard According to the Muslim news site 5Pillars, the application to construct a mosque in London’s Piccadilly Circus had been withdrawn after the plan had received thousands of “racist” comments (What “race” is Islam?) It said that Westminster City Council “received 6,100 comments in support of the plans but 2,800 objected, including a high volume of “racist” comments.”
In its article, however, 5Pillars failed to produce even one of these supposedly “racist” comments. It noted that “a number of objectors said that the presence of large numbers of Muslims in the area would make LGBT people living and socializing in nearby Soho uncomfortable.”
It quoted another that said: “It is clear for all to see that the Muslim community will seek to impose itself on all aspects of the native culture and will never yield to anything that does not further the fundamentalist political aspirations of Islam.”
“The writing is on the wall and as sure as night follows day, you can bet your bottom dollar allowing this wholly unwelcome intrusion on the native population will only magnify the problem of Islam. It simply has no place in the West. This is yet another assault on your nation by stealth and subversion. Please do not be fooled, we’ve had more than enough bloodshed and rape in this country thanks to all the kow-towing to the endless demands of the Muslim community.”
The area around Piccadilly Circus now:
A third declared: “I hope by now it is self-evident in this comments thread, that the Muslim community has NO RESPECT for the very legitimate concerns of the residents of Piccadilly…This is merely a taste of what will follow should this unwelcome, foreign display of dominance be imposed on British Citizens.”
All the comments that 5Pillars quotes opposing the mosque are concerned with Islamic supremacism, about the old Islamic adage “Islam must dominate, and not be dominated.” None of them say anything to the effect of “Muslims are of a different race and thus this mosque must not be built.”
What the area around Piccadilly Circus would sound like with the presence of a mega mosque: