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quite nice to read something like that for a change
well, a post within a thread, I think.
stories like this should get more attention
basically it's currently a small building that basically looks like an old tiny primary school. They want to make a bigger mosque because not all the worshippers can fit in. There's basically fuck all else around it. They draw up a plan to make it bigger, to make it look more like a mosque than a temporary school building.
Some local residents then kick off about how it will be taller than York minster (which is utter bullshit) cause loads of traffic (most worshippers live within walking distance and anyway York's traffic is hardly anything to be proud of), and will basically cause a load of tensions with racists (probably the same people who are objecting to it).
These people who are "defending" their local community, or "defending" England, against Islam - do one. You're not defending anything that I identify with.
But my main point that I forgot to add was that if the plans were for a cathedral or a church or a synagogue of a similar size, there wouldn't be the same objections, but because it's a mosque, it's assumed that it's an Al Qaeda training ground.
really great to see people engaging with fascists
when in the story its obvious they were quite happy to.
civilised chat over tea and biscuits and then a game of footy really is the best way to solve any dispute.