Category: EDL News Published on Monday, 27 August 2012 14:05 Written by John Jones Hits: 1163
Bulls Head Stockport - A Victory for the community and common sense
Wednesday was a significant day in our fight against the islamisation of Britain. For too long we have seen countless Mosques given planning permission from local councils even in areas that don’t need or want a mosque. Wednesday night was the culmination of the efforts of local EDL members and the local community to stop a former pub from being turned into a mosque.
The pub, the Bulls Head in Stockport, was forced out of business and the was bought up for £120,000. The man who bought it, a Muslim, said that it was to be used for a business which would employ local people. It would help bring a few jobs for the locals in an area that badly needed jobs. However, the jobs didn’t go to local residents, instead the Muslim - by the name of- actually bussed in Muslims from across Manchester to work his business.
It might be said that he was trying to help fellow Muslims who needed jobs and that is fair comment. However, if there had been a mix of people, non-Muslim as well as Muslim then that argument would have no foundation. It was used exclusively to give employment to Muslims only.
The local labour-led council did nothing to investigate or question this. And when the man put in for change of use for the premises from business to worship - something that requires two years notice, it went without notice or if it was needed in the area was never questioned.
Then with only a couple of weeks before the council was to make it’s final decision, the EDL heard of it. They decided on a new approach.
They approached local businesses and local residents and engaged them on the impact a mosque in the area would have. For instance the mosque would have parking space for only 10 vehicles, with parking in the local area a premium especially for passing trade that the local shops relied on, this would have impacted on local trade quite badly. The increased traffic congestion would also have had an impact on the local residents.
Meetings were held with local labour councillors, who were shocked by the reception they had from the residents and businesses. It would be fair to say it was a wake-up call to them. The councillors were soon under no illusion that this mosque was unwanted, that it would bring about traffic chaos, parking problems and other issues. There was also the fact that the mosque was not really for local residents, but for Muslims in Manchester. There are very few Muslims in Stockport and the people there just don’t want a mosque in the community. If the people of Manchester need another mosque it should be built in Manchester. One of the EDL was invited to co-host a local radio show with regards to the proposed mosque and the local opposition.
All of these things brought about a change of heart from the local council who decided not to give planning permission and in a strange twist of fate the application was withdrawn.
It was first and foremost a victory for the local residents and businesses who would have suffered severe disruption to trade and to their live if the mosque had gone ahead. It was victory brought about by using the tools already available to us. It would never have happened though if the EDL had not brought the matter to the eyes and ears of the local community.
It is a victory that must and should serve as a model for future resistance to these unwanted mosques. All we need to do is engage the local community directly. We need to re-establish our community roots. We must get to know our local councillors and MPs. We need to engage in local community issues and affairs. Only that way can we win the hearts and minds of the people and waken then up to the true threat from Islamism. We don’t have any issue with Muslims worshipping their god. We don’t have a problem with them have special dietary needs, but we do object when they try to impose all these things on us against our will.
The tide may or may not be turning, but the Bulls Head mosque victory is but one step on the long road to ensuring our country stays British and not just another outpost of Arabia or Pakistan.
Some might say the tide is beginning to turn against the Islamification of Britain, some would say we have a long way to go yet before we can say that we have turned the corner. Last Wednesday though surely was one step closer to that goal. For far too long, Muslims have been making inappropriate demands for mosques and mega-mosques. They have an inordinate amount of mosques compared to the number of Muslims. As a ratio there are far more mosques per head of population than churches for Christians. Yet this has not slowed the demand for yet mosques. And each time they have been given the planning permission they build and and then demand another mosque. It’s the perpetual demand for mosques especially in areas that have almost no Muslim populations that is worrying. They very often take over buildings that are of cultural or architectural significance (although to be fair this is not always the case), and impose an Arab-style architectural design on the building. A design which is not in keeping with the local architectural style or culture. It is a statement not just of Muslim religious intent but of their intent to annihilate our culture.
No-one would dream of stopping Muslims from having mosques or indeed worshipping their god, but the local authorities who hand out planning permission do not seem to care very much about the affects that these places have on the local community and their impact of the architectural style has on the local environment. These same local authorities are quick to determine whether a building or extension suits the environment where the owner is a non-Muslim. Indeed, put something up that is out-of-character to the area and the council will demand it be changed or pulled down. Yet these mosques are allowed to defile the environment with their alien design and style. These same local authorities don’t even bother to check if a mosque is really needed in the area.
Last Wednesday, the people of Stockport showed us the way forward. The EDL heard about the Labour party and it’s efforts to award planning permission to the Muslim owner of the former Bulls Head pub. He had put in for planning permission for a mosque. The EDL reacted but contacting local businesses and the local community and asked them how they felt about increased traffic congestion, and how vital parking space for shoppers would be taken up by visitors to the mosque. (The mosque itself only had parking space for some 10 cars). There was also the point that worshippers would be bussed in (or at least drive in) from the outside of the area. Non-locals coming to an area that is largely non-Muslim.
The impact on businesses already hard-hit by the recession, out-of-town shopping centres and changing shopping habits, would have been enormous. The effects on the local residents would have been horrendous. Local Labour councillors were ready to give the go-ahead when meetings were held with local community, who made their opposition very clear. Indeed they made it very clear that the labour councillors would lose a great deal of local support should they go ahead with their plans.
With so much opposition, the council knew that they couldn’t give the long-sought permission. And in an extraordinary turn of events the owner of the Bulls Head pub withdrew his application. The StockportsaysnototheBullsheadmosque . had won. The campaign of speaking to the councillors and the local MP along with the facebook campaign that drew almost 800 people join together in their opposition.
There is more to this story and we will follow up with further news but for now, we have a victory for the community and a victory for the EDL. The people of Stockport now see the EDL in a different light. They now know that the EDL are not racist or far-right, but just members of the community trying to do their bit for their country and their community. It’s a massive lesson for us all. We should all get involved in the local area. Get to know our councillors and local MP. Get involved in community issues and fight the Islamisation of Britain through the local community. It’s the way forward for peaceful resistance to the cultural and social jihad being waged against us.