The planned "mega-mosque" being put forward by Tablighi Jamaat, a group called an "antechamber to fundamentalism", will not rest with any accountable body. The Mail on Sunday reports that an unelected quango, the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation, will decide. However, the madness does not end there. If they approve the project there will be no right of appeal, but if they reject it Tablighi Jamaat will be allowed to appeal the decision!
Dr Patrick Sookhdeo, director of the institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, said: "The corporation has already said that the new mosque will make West Ham a 'cultural and religious destination'.
"This will be nothing less than an Islamic quarter of our capital city. But has anyone asked the people of West Ham? The non-Muslims? The moderate Muslims? The Muslim women?"
I am reminded of the outrage of the left when Ken Livingstone was suspended by a quango. Will the left (who are in bed with radical Islam) make the same outcries against this quango?