Wednesday, March 8, 2017

UK: Outrage over Ahmadiyyas' plans to turn former pub in Burton into a mosque


Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK have appealed to the council for planning permission to convert it into a place of worship. 

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By Daily Express | March 7, 2017

A former pub's regulars are up in arms over plans to convert it into a mosque.

Muslim leaders say the site of the Wetmore Whistle boozer in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, is perfect for teaching, meetings and Friday prayers.

But those living nearby say it is an "utter contradiction" for Muslims who are teetotal to worship there.

Shop worker Sam Thomson, 24, said: "Muslims aren't allowed to drink yet they want to go to a pub to pray.

"It's an utter contradiction to everything they stand for.

"If a pub landlord wanted to knock down a mosque to build a beer garden they'd be uproar but it's ok if it's the other way round? Why?"

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK have appealed to the council for planning permission to convert it into a place of worship.

A decision will be made next month.


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  1. It is about a former pub. It means it is no more a Pub. If people tolerated a pub, there should be no problem having a place of worship of a very peaceful society. Ahmadis should keep on having dialogue with other friendly people in the locality to solve the problem. I hope they will succeed with love and prayer and patience.

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