Monday, 22 February 2010

Mega Mosque designed to overlook Sandhurst

Muslims in Surrey Heath have had their plans to build a giant mosque just 400 yards from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst approved by the local council's planning committee.

Approval was given despite objections from over 1,000 local people - not to mention that a listed Victorian building will have to be demolished to make way for the new mosque. The height and scale of the massive mosque indicates that its design will dominate the surrounding buildings. But of more concern is that its two 100ft high minarets will give a clear view of the Academy's parade ground.

Military chiefs obviously consider this poses a major security threat to the cadets. "It is outrageous to even think that the officers of the future would have to watch their backs while they are still in training."

The Mail: Giant mosque's towers 'will loom over Sandhurst'