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Articles that have appeared in the press about the Mega Mosque.

The public inquiry into West Ham Mega mosque starts (27/05/14)

From the Newham recorder May 27, 2014 The proposed new Riverine Centre mosque development in West Ham. Picture courtesy of NRAP Architects

Kay Atwal, Chief Reporter Tuesday, May 27, 2014 5:24 PM A public inquiry into Newham Council’s rejection of plans for a mega-mosque in West Ham will open at the ExCeL exhibition centre.

MEGA MOSQUE FOR 10,000 (4/11/12)

By James Murray in the Express

PLANS for a super mosque close to the Olympic stadium reveal that it could hold almost 10,000 people.
Architects’ drawings show that the vast mosque will be about the same size as Battersea Power Station.

By comparison, Britain’s largest cathedral, in Liverpool, can hold 3,000 worshippers.

Newham Council in east London is due to decide whether it will grant planning permission for the structure next month.

Muslim Girls Miss Own Weddings (28/10/12)

by DOMINIK LEMANSKI - Daily Star on 28 October 2012

Musilim extremists fighting to build a “mega-mosque” in East London are banning women from their own weddings.

Hardline separatists Tablighi Jamaat, dubbed an “antechamber of fundamentalism” by intelligence officials, insist on segregation between sexes.

The mega mosque! Muslim place of worship with four times the capacity of St Paul's Cathedral planned for east London - The Mail (08/10/12)

Plans for a 10,000-capacity mega-mosque the size of Battersea Power Station have led to fears it could create a hardline Islamic enclave in the capital.
The east London mosque, earmarked for West Ham, near the Olympic Park, will hold four times as many worshippers as St Paul's Cathedral, have 40ft minarets, an Islamic library, sports facilities and eight flats for visiting clerics.
It has been described by the architects as a 'contemporary Islamic sacred space'.

New architect submits plans for Newham 'mega-mosque'

Cambridge practice NRAP Architects has submitted plans for the so-called Newham mega-mosque, more than two years after a previous scheme by Allies & Morrison bit the dust.

The planning application is the first to be lodged despite three architects working on the project since its inception in 2006.

NRAP was appointed in 2011 and drew up plans that included retail units and 300 flats on the 6.5ha site near the Olympic Park.

"Scheme will be the size of Battersea Power Station"

Architects for the scheme tell journalist Elizabeth Hopkirk of BDonline (requires free registration) that scheme will be the size of Battersea Power Station:

http://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/new-architect-submits-plans-for-newham-me...

Fears over revival of mega-mosque plan- Evening Standard (05/09/12)

Fears over revival of mega-mosque plan - Ellen Widdup
05 September 2012

An Islamic group will this week relaunch its bid to build a 12,000-capacity “mega-mosque” next to the Olympic site.

The Tablighi Jamaat group, a Muslim missionary movement once described as an “ante-chamber of fundamentalism”, wants to build Britain’s biggest place of worship in West Ham.

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