The minaret has just been installed at the Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque in the Sneinton area of Nottingham. I have lived in Nottingham practically my whole life, and Sneinton is a place where I once lived for a period of two years; therefore I know the area reasonably well. Or at least I thought I knew the area quite well because it has clearly changed since I lived there.
Sneinton is located to the southeast of the Nottingham city centre and has many Victorian era housing (complete with Victorian era lampposts on Castle Street). In fact Sneinton more or less borders the trendy area of Hockley on the edge of the city centre, making it a convenient place to live. For those who like sports (and depending whereabouts in Sneinton you are), most of the city’s sports facilities are within a mile or so radius. In other words, Nottingham Racecourse, Nottingham Greyhounds, Notts County FC (and home of Nottingham RUFC), Nottingham Forest FC, Trent Bridge, National Ice Centre, etc. are all on the doorstep. However despite the numerous benefits the area offers it unfortunately suffers from high levels of crime and anti-social behaviour.
Sneinton has plenty of history such as the restored Green’s Windmill which is a landmark that can be seen for miles around, the imposing St. Stephens Church that dates back to medieval times and several notable pubs. One pub, The Lord Nelson, is around 500 years-old, but sadly the Fox Pub which was open for over 250 years has closed in recent years.
The Bendigo was another famous pub which had a statue of the bare knuckle boxing champion William Thompson aka ‘Bendigo’ above its entrance, but although the building and statue remain, it is a Pakistani-owned business nowadays.
It is worth noting that William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, was also born in Sneinton, thus giving the place a special meaning to around 1.5 million members of this Christian congregation.
Modern Day Sneinton
Sneinton has over the past 50-60 years become multicultural, particularly with large amounts of Muslims from the Punjab in Pakistan settling. Over time this community has grown considerably … and so have their demands for entitlement. From many examples, we have witnessed an Iranian Kurdish asylum seeker sew up his mouth, eyes and ears for days, a Muslim father objecting to his daughter’s primary school conducting mixed-gender swimming lessons, and a 6-year-old Nottingham Academy pupil in tears at being told off over an Islamic locket.
These may be termed as tantrums in the overall scheme of things, but the local Muslims have proven to be highly collective in acquiring the former pub called “The Jester.”
Despite the fact that in general, Muslims statistically have a high welfare dependency, the Pakistani community in Sneinton was able to raise £1.2 million to demolish the closed down pub and build the new Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque. Sneinton now has another claim-to-fame, the first minaret in Nottinghamshire and another landmark to go with Green’s Windmill and Bendigo’s statue … A 14.5 metre high minaret.
Along with a Pakistani supermarket about 100 yards along the same road, the mosque had already transformed the appearance of the main thoroughfare. Now the minaret has given the alien and incompatible culture of Islam a dominating and intimidating feature for the whole community to see every day. If it were any other religion there would not be an issue, but Islam despises anything non-Islamic and importantly, the host Judeo-Christian culture of Britain.
The installation of the minaret was announced on the website of the local Nottingham Post newspaper. The story had all the usual politically correct clichés that one would expect; unfortunately, much of it was untrue.
The first politically correct box was ticked by the mosque founders (pictured above with the dhimmi architect) stating “(the minaret) creates a multicultural society so we are all living happily together. It’s very important because unity is strength.” No explanation on how this miracle would occur because Basic Islam 101 is opposed to multiculturalism due to wanting to install the Shari’a globally, and besides, Islam despises and seeks to subjugate non-Muslims.
The story continued … “And the committee behind the project says it may apply for planning permission to issue a call to prayer in the afternoons at a later date.” This could well happen due to political correctness and the Equality Act 2010, but will they recite Qur’an Chapter 9 from Muhammad’s death bed when he called for never-ending warfare against the unbelievers?
“The Rev Karen Rooms, The Church of England’s area dean for Nottingham South, said: “As Christians we have our church bells to call people to worship so it is only right that Muslims are able to call their people to prayer.” If only Islam were like any other religion, but it is not- it is here to dominate.
The architect who designed the mosque and minaret is Nottingham-based Tony Molyneux-Smith, who stated: “I’ve designed minarets that were 100 metres high. This minaret in Sneinton is about 14.5 metres high, which is modest really. I think it will fit in with the Sneinton skyline.”
Apparently Tony Molyneux-Smith has written books about the Robin Hood legend, but it appears he has a vested interest in enabling and facilitating the Islamisation of modern day Nottingham.
Incidentally, when the Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque construction was first proposed, it was announced on the Nottingham Post website. This seems a while ago now, perhaps three years or so, but one of the Muslim applicants said in the article that the proposed mosque “Would benefit the whole community”.
I left a comment asking how this could be the case, by saying something similar to this: “Islam defines Christians and Jews as being apes and pigs, calls for gays and apostates to be killed and demands that women be covered up. So how can it benefit the whole community?”
An email was sent to me shortly afterwards explaining that my comment was ‘abusive’ and had been removed. This is the politically correct topsy-turvy world in which we now live, and I was labelled an ‘abuser’ for factually pointing out the Islam-inspired abuse of others.
Subsequently, I went on a self-imposed hiatus from commenting because although I did not expect unrestricted free speech (because the truth had become ‘hate’), I decided rightly or wrongly, to cease commenting. I did however leave a comment on this minaret story basically asking people to research into Islam. No one could or would debate my point, so presumably the same individual gave my comment numerous ‘thumbs down’ in the early hours of the morning!
The paper could not resist more biased coverage of the mosque, and once installation was complete, the Nottingham Post ran another story entitled: “Joy as Notts’ first minaret installed at Sneinton mosque”. ‘Joy’? For whom?
Mosque secretary Taleh Mehdi said “It’s a landmark, along with the windmill; it will mark Sneinton when you look across Nottingham.”
Granted, it will stand out but is an eyesore and a symbol of an alien culture that despises the kuffar. After leaving the impoverished Punjab, the ‘joy’ is knocking down a pub that was a hub for the community and making Sneinton … well, less like Sneinton and more like a little piece of Pakistan.
Mosque Chairman Aurangzeb Khan, of Carlton, chipped in: “The minaret is a symbol of the Muslim community’s spirit and shows what the neighbourhood can do when people work together.” Really? Is that a savage spirit? A demonic spirit? A murderous, blood thirsty spirit?
Other areas of Nottingham such as Forest Fields, Hyson Green and parts of Radford are more colonised by Muslims, but this nevertheless, is another sad step. Other pubs have been converted into mosques, yet this is more of a symbol of an Islamic conquest. Unless things change, there will be many more to come.
I only wish people with the authority in these decision-making processes would read Islamic texts so they would see that Islam is unlike any other religion, ignore political correctness and see how their involvement in advancing Islam affects the non-Muslim communities.
Jamia Masjid Sultania mosque is about 250 yards from William Booth’s birthplace, and this illustrates a significant territorial encroachment for Islam.
By: Paul Wilkinson