A series of late-night protests have been staged against a faith group's plan to convert a disused Scout hut in Leicester into a community centre.
Dozens of police have been stationed in Thurnby Lodge estate for the past few nights to oversee the peaceful demonstrations, which at their height have attracted up to 150 people.Hmm, what sort of ‘faith group’ are we talking about here?
Residents said they were angry the former Scout hut in Nursery Road looked likely to become a community centre operated by Islamic charity the As-Salaam Trust.Ah.
Maxine Williams, manager of the Stirrup Cup pub, has been taking part in the demonstrations. She said: "People are protesting because they feel that they have not been consulted and that the council has handed the keys to the Scout hut to As-Salaam.
"There is a lot of concern about the amount of traffic that it will bring and that people's peace will be shattered."Expect all those concerns to be overruled or branded ‘without foundation’…
And don't think you're safe because you don't live in Leicester:
The Muslim community of Herefordshire is raising money to establish the county’s first place of worship.
There is growing demand for a place of worship and the Muslim community says that it has outgrown a rented room at Hereford's Kindle Centre that is used for Friday prayer.First, maybe. Anyone bet on it being the last?
H/T: Trundlemaster via email