Tagged: mosque

Hartlepool mosque holds Q&A session to promote harmony

A Hartlepool mosque is to open its doors in a bid to give people an insight into Islam.

The town’s Nasir Mosque, in Brougham Terrace, is hosting a visit by Maulana Ataul Mujeeb Rashed, the Imam of a London Mosque.

He will give a talk entitled Islam – a Message of Peace tomorrow (Tue 02 Jun 2015) at 6.30pm. This will be followed by a question and answer session.

Everyone is invited to attend.

Imam Tahir Selby, from the Hartlepool Mosque, said:

“The purpose of the meeting is to once again try to remove the misunderstandings about the true teachings of Islam and all the answers will be based on the teachings of the Holy Qur’an and the sayings of the Holy Prophet (may peace be with him and the Mercy and Blessings of Allah).

“Maulana Ataul Mujeeb Rashed is an eminent scholar of Islam and has been the Imam of the London Mosque (the first Mosque built in London) since 1983, although previously he was the Deputy Imam before going to Japan and serving there.”

It was the first open day the mosque has held for several years and organisers hope it will be the first of many to come.

Imam Selby added: “It is also a good chance for us to meet our neighbours in the area.”

Anyone interested in attending can contact Tahir for an invitation card on 01429 261403 or email tahir_selby@hotmail.com.

They are welcome to turn up to the Nasir Mosque, but space is limited, so there is no guarantee of admission.

Source – Hartlepool Mail, 01 Jun 201

EDL racist thug fined for damaging mosque at Sunderland EDL rally

A racist thug has been fined for damaging a mosque after a far-right rally in Sunderland.

Connor McIntosh launched the attack on the Jami Masjid mosque in Chester Road, Sunderland, drunkenly kicking a drainpipe.

The 19-year-old had been at a demo over proposals for a new mosque in Millfield on March 30.

> What I dont get is why they were at the Jami Masjid mosque, and not the site of the proposed new mosque, some distance away ? 

Also, I’m told that the new mosque is for a  seperate strand of Islam than that followed at Jami Masjidrather like protesting about a new Baptist chapel  outside a Roman Catholic church.

Still, that’s the EDL for you – if you thought too deeply (or at all…) about such matters, they’d probably deny you membership on the grounds of being dangerously intellectual. EDL = Easily Distracted Loons.

He was arrested after being captured on CCTV lashing out at the building.

Sunderland magistrates were told how he ranted about Islam and bragged about being a member of the EDL during his interview with police.

He pleaded guilty to causing racially-aggravated criminal damage.

Penny Bottomley, prosecuting, said McIntosh, an unemployed scrapman, was so drunk at first that he did not know why he had been arrested.

She said: “The defendant, when he was interviewed, was asked why he had been detained.

“He thought it was because he was too drunk, but then said there were too many mosques and they (Muslims) were grooming our kids.

“He said he had a child on the way and he did not want his child getting involved in all of that.

“Then he said the police should stop them burning our poppies.

“He confirmed he was a member of the EDL, and he was the male on the CCTV, and had ripped the pipe off the building himself.”

Jason Smith, defending, said father-to-be McIntosh, of Heathgate, Houghton-le-Spring, had never been in trouble before.

He said: “Usually, this is a matter that should have been dealt with by way of a caution.

“I accept the reason why it was not is because of the nature of the allegation, and because of his involvement with the EDL.”

Mr Smith told magistrates that the protest McIntosh had been to was organised with the “understanding” of the police and that McIntosh had the right to air his views.

He added: “Unfortunately, he had a bit too much to drink, and at the end of the march he caused damage to the drainpipe, then he walked away.

“He did not cause any more damage and he did not shout and swear or abuse anyone.”

McIntosh was fined £110 and ordered to pay £100 compensation to the mosque, along with £85 court costs and a £20 victim surcharge.

Source – Shields Gazette   19 April 2014