The Islamification of the London Borough of Redbridge continues apace, aided and abetted as readers can see from other articles on this site (see links below) by the local Labour Party. However Labour are not the only entity that is helping to turn Redbridge into a simulacrum of downtown Karachi or worse. In this case the Mayor of London Boris Johnson and the Met Police are giving a bunch of mediavalist Islamic savages a helping hand. They’ve sold one of their redundant police stations at Chadwell Heath in Essex, to a hardline Islamic group whose views could be defined as backward and challenging by many a reasonable person.
The news of this latest bit of appeasement and pandering to Islamic groups and mosque impositions that have afflicted the non-Muslim population of Redbridge came to light via this article published in the International Business Times ofth July 2014.
The IBT said:
“London’s Metropolitan Police has sold one of its disused stations to an organisation run by a hardline Islamic scholar with what her critics call a “medieval view of human rights and women’s place in society”.
Dr Farhat Hashmi, who has PhD in Hadith Sciences from the University of Glasgow, founded and runs Al-Huda International, which operates Islamic education programmes for young Muslim women across the world.
Hashmi and her organisation say they are progressive feminists who empower Muslim women by helping them to understand and interpret the Quran in order to use it to assert their rights under the Islamic faith.
But those who have experienced classes taught by her organisation, from Canada to Pakistan to the UK, claim she advocates an outdated and oppressive form of Islam that incorporates the likes of jihad, polygamy and subservience to husbands.
Boris Johnson, under the auspices of The Mayor of London Office for Police and Crime (Mopac) has sold a former police station in Chadwell Heath, Redbridge, northeast London, for £1m to Al-Huda Welfare Foundation, the UK branch of Hashmi’s global organisation, which it said will be used for “education/community” purposes.”
Firstly I’ve got to challenge this groups assertion that they are in any way, shape or form, ‘progressive feminists’. No ‘progressive feminist’ worth her or his salt would have any truck with these backward looking views. There is nothing at all ‘feminist’ about advocating subservience to husbands, polygamy and jihad.
I have to ask what has possessed the likes of Redbridge Council, the Metropolitan Police and Boris Johnson to think that this bunch of poisonous extremists are some sort of asset for Redbridge? How can imported Islamic misogyny be of benefit to anyone? Islamic misogyny is something that civilised people should be trying to wipe out, not go out of their way to encourage. It goes without saying that when this group was challenged by the reporter from IBT about their views a spokesperson said that the groups views had been ‘misinterpreted’ and that talk of Jihad had been about spiritual struggle, yeah right, pardon me for being cynical but how many times have we heard that guff before from Islamic apologists? The IBT reporter also contacted the Met Police but they could not expain why a public asset had been sold to group with such a dubious and troubling reputation.
It certainly seems that the change of party governance in Redbridge has got something to do with the uptick in the pace of Islamification. Readers will not be surprised to learn that Labour is going full-tilt for the whipped mosque vote and this latest Islamic affliction has been welcomed by Labour councillor Aziz Choudhury.
The Ilford Recorder said:
“The old police station on Wangey Road in Chadwell Heath will become the El-Huda Islamic Centre after Redbridge Council approved the plans earlier this month.
Now Cllr Aziz Choudhury has said he welcomed the opening of the centre, which is part of the Al-Huda International Welfare Foundation, a worldwide NGO which provides education and social welfare to people.
Cllr Choudhury said: “It’s actually run by women and it proposes to provide a community facility for children, young people and women.
“As the ward councillor I’m supportive of it. It’s unique and that’s something I welcome.”
He hasn’t mentioned this groups support for Jihad nor its shameless and worrying misogyny, now why could that be? In fact he doesnt’ seem to have mentioned any of the negative comments about this group whatsoever. Non-Muslim locals are, as you might expect, less than enamoured at having yet another mosque or Islamic community centre blighting their area.
The Ilford Recorder added:
“But residents living near the new centre feared there would be problems with traffic and parking, with the application not including any new parking spaces.
Nicola Wood, of Ballards Road, said in a letter to the council: “Residents don’t want any more [mosques], the noise is a nuisance and traffic will be bad with it.”
And John Tooke, of Edward Road, said extra cars would be “problematic”.
Following the council decision this month, Dave Hagger, who lives on Edgar Road, said he felt the authority should have done more to make residents aware of the plans.
“Nobody was told about it,” he said.
“The residents’ main concerns are the traffic, the noise and the parking.”
But Cllr Choudhury said people visiting the centre could use the pay and display car park on Station Road.
And he dismissed rumours the neighbouring Mecca Bingo Hall, which closed its doors last month, was also set to become a mosque after he was contacted by residents.”
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that Cllr Choudhury is bullshitting those residents who are raising objections on grounds of parking. Anybody who looks at the situation regarding traffic and parking at the Jacques Hall site in Redbridge (see previous articles) would be able to ascertain that where there are mosques there are traffic and parking problems. I don’t concur with Cllr Choudhury’s statement that worshippers will use the pay and display parking in fact I think that it is just so much faff in order to shut up those who are objecting. There are many mosques in Britain and many of them have anti-social parking and traffic issues connected to them. As for his denial that the former local bingo hall is to become a mosque, well all I’m going to say on that matter is ‘he would say that wouldn’t he.’
It is more than likely that life for non-Muslims in Redbridge is going to get worse and worse. The new Islam-friendly Labour administration is abolishing public planning meetings. These meetings, although imperfect forums for discussion did at least allow those objecting to the imposition of mosques to have their say. Now not even Councillors will be able to challenge planning policy in public meetings as all planning decisions will now be made behind closed doors by unaccountable planning officers, with councillors having no say. If readers think that this change in policy will be used to speed up the Islamification of Rebridge then you will probably be right. The ability for the public to challenge the often grandiose plans of mosque-e-teers will henceforth be removed from the people of Redbridge.
Labour are basically telling people who object to the idea of planning committees disappearing to like it or lump it. The new Labour chair of the council was quoted by he local Guardian newspaper as saying ‘residents had their say on the matter by voting us into the council.’ I wonder how many of Redbridge’s non-Muslim residents would have voted Labour if they had been aware that Labour intended to remove the planning meetings which were forums where objections to mosque impositions could at least be voiced.
The Epping Forest Guardian said:
“Council leader Jas Athwal defended the decision, citing savings of around £800,000 as the reason for the move.
He said: “The cost and poor attendance of these meetings means they could not be justified, we have to save £50 million in the next four years and hard decisions need to be made.
“We have been transparent and it was one of our election pledges so residents had their say on the matter by voting us into the council.”
I know Redbridge reasonably well and like one of the commentators listed below, I’d really hate to see the state of Redbridge in 4 years time after a period of Labour misrule. It may even be the case that the ‘whipped mosque vote’ which looks like it helped to deliver a Labour victory, may even morph into a ‘bent postal vote’ situation, in which case the non-Muslim voters will NEVER be able to oust Labour from office.
One commenator on the Epping Forest Guardian article predicted what the future will hold for Redbridge and said it would be ‘More mosques by stealth and brown envelopes, and nice dinners had by some councillors to “get them on side.” Sadly having observed other areas dominated by a Labour/Islam alliance, I would not bet against this person being incorrect.
Ilford Recorder story
International Business Times story
Redbridge Council abolishes planning committees
The Islamification of Redbridge Part One
The Islamification of Redbridge Part Two
Just in case they disappear from the Ilford recorder here is the, heavily moderated comment section. Apologies for the formatting it is a basic cut and paste data dump.
Surprise surprise moe under the radar tactic from our Islamic council when are we going to have centres for the rest of the boroughs population re open some of the pubs and sports facilities that have been closed down why are the council bowing to the Muslim population yet again? I am very concerned especially in the light of
recent news from Birmingham re schools being radicalised and more British Muslims going to Syria
Moderator, You might want to chat with Laura Burnip, she is now aware that you are inappropriately moderating comments on her story….
The International Business Times ran the
story with a different take on the matter with the headline..
“London Mayor Boris Johnson Sells Police Station To ‘Medieval Muslim Women’s Group”
Given the views of Dr Farhat Hashmi, I would say The International Business
Times have covered the story more accurately…
Here are the comments from the article in the local Guardian newspaper
2:58pm Sun 20 Jul 14
How It Is… wrote:
Yet more centralisation from Labour, first Local Area Committees, now Local Planning Committees. The moves will make it far easier for Labour to sell off land, build inappropriate developments and ignore local concerns.
Have a developer put a planning application in for your house he does not own? Tough, it complies with planning law…
Local Village green proposed for houses and shops? Tough, it complies with planning law…
Proposed Mosque of inapropriate design, totally out of keeping with the local area? you can guess the answer….
Wonder what the borough will look like after Labours four year term….
More mosques by stealth and brown envelopes, and nice dinners had by some councillors to “get them on side” (you know who you are if you’re reading this).. it will all come out one day, and the people that let these go through had better be afraid of the ramifications.