05 April, 2011
Conceding the battle before it is engaged
There is a proposal to build a rather flash mosque in Camberley, replacing a disused school and, as the Mail excitedly points out, within sniping distance of the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. The locals are not entirely enamoured of the cunning plan.
Alan Kirkland, from Save Our School, told The Guardian: ‘There is nothing in the Qur'an that says you should have domes and minarets,’ he said.
‘They need a mezzanine floor that is for women only. To most people, that's objectionable.
‘They are trying to target us as racist. I'm slightly offended by that. My ex-brother in law is Muslim, so are my niece and nephew.’