The saying used to go “Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned” but it equally seems to apply too ousted district council members too. Council leader Fred Brown ex of East Cambridgeshire District Council was ousted in the last local elections for what he claimed were the budget deficits and cut-backs in which he ultimately paid the price for the difficult decisions made by the ruling Conservative group. Of course it might just have been the fact that he had awarded himself a huge pay increase soon after arriving in office in May 2009 and people have long memories when it comes to that sort of thing.
Still what better way to put the boot into your locals than to propose this…
Ousted council leader Fred Brown wants to help Ely Muslims build a miniature mosque, the Weekly News can reveal.
The former leader of East Cambridgeshire District Council, right, says he has a property in central Littleport which would be “ideal” for Muslims to convert into a prayer centre.
Mr Brown, who lives in Littleport and owns several properties in the village, says he wants to meet up with the group and show them around the building.
Speaking to the Weekly News, Mr Brown, who lost his seat during the elections in May, said: “I want to get in touch with the Ely Muslims and have a chat with them.
It was earlier this year that the Ely Muslims, who currently meet each week at the Paradise Centre in Ely, announced that they wanted to build a miniature mosque in the city.
The management committee of the Paradise Centre had told the group that they would lease them an area of their sports fields, close to the junction with New Barns Road and Deacons Lane, to build the facility if they gained planning permission.
However, the discussions have been put on hold following uproar from many locals, who insist the Muslims should not be allowed to build a new prayer centre.
Since then the debate has intensified with more and more people speaking their minds over the proposals.
The English Defence League (EDL) has even threatened to protest in the city if the plans come into fruition.
Now, it’s his land and he can do what he wants with it so long as he isn’t breaking any laws, however I suspect that this is either an attempt to offload a badly performing business property he owns or a way to stick two fingers up to the people who decided that they didn’t want him to represent them any more. Judging by Mr Brown’s history it’s a possibility of both being the case. Fact is, despite the attempts by media, government, other (foolish) religious types, socialists and bleeding heart liberals, Muslims are about as welcome as pork pies at Jewish weddings in most communities these days. Although they may appear to blend in at first, as soon as their numbers reach a certain critical mass then they start to “demand” that things go their way and once the first domino falls it just carries on until you end up with some form of ghetto filled with Muslims who don’t integrate and who live separate lives to the rest of the community including the usual homophobia, misogyny and religious intolerance that characterises that totalitarian, fascist ideology.
As a way of sticking two fingers up at your community, I can’t think of anything better really, well not with any hope of getting planning permission.
I doubt Mr Brown will be standing for election again…