MP welcomes decision to rebuild Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre

Times Series: Hundreds of people from all different faiths attended a vigil after the blaze Hundreds of people from all different faiths attended a vigil after the blaze

MP Theresa Villiers has welcomed a cross-party pledge to spend £1million on rebuilding an Islamic community centre that was destroyed in an apparent arson attack.

Barnet Borough Council’s Conservative and Labour leaders have both said they would rebuild the Somalian Islamic Bravanese Welfare Centre, in Coppetts Road, Muswell Hill, if they are elected on May 22.

The centre was burnt down last June, and fire investigators later found the letters EDL – the initials of far-right anti-Islamist group the English Defence League – scrawled on the remains of the building.

Ms Villiers has dubbed the fire a “hate crime” and is hopeful the new centre can be a place for people from different faiths to “live harmoniously”.

She said: “I fully support the move to build a new centre for the Bravanese Somali community after the disgraceful arson attack on their old building.

"The proposal for the new building to be shared with other faith groups is in line with the diverse nature of our borough and its long-standing reputation as a place where people of many different faiths and ethnic backgrounds can live harmoniously together."

Three suitable locations for the new centre are being discussed, including its old headquarters in Coppetts Road.

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11:36pm Thu 15 May 14

Mr V Cold says...

Why didn't they have insurance? so now the tax payers have to foot the bill so less money on schools and the old
Why didn't they have insurance? so now the tax payers have to foot the bill so less money on schools and the old Mr V Cold
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2:21am Fri 16 May 14

kikorikid says...

JIZYA!
Whoa up there mates!
Just ask Qatar or Saudi Arabia for the cash.
If you will build it twice as big they will give
you twice the money. If you pay for it
it will be accepted as Jizya, a "tolerance tax",
given to Islam, in submission.
JIZYA! Whoa up there mates! Just ask Qatar or Saudi Arabia for the cash. If you will build it twice as big they will give you twice the money. If you pay for it it will be accepted as Jizya, a "tolerance tax", given to Islam, in submission. kikorikid
  • Score: -1

2:21pm Fri 16 May 14

poada says...

It's a shame the EDL didn't burn down and scrawl graffiti on all the youth clubs, football centres etc that the government has sold off, then the kids might have something to do. Placate religion is all this government does.
It's a shame the EDL didn't burn down and scrawl graffiti on all the youth clubs, football centres etc that the government has sold off, then the kids might have something to do. Placate religion is all this government does. poada
  • Score: 3

4:16pm Fri 16 May 14

Joeblogs63 says...

So the usual cretinous apologists describe this as a hate crime, yet do so without even knowing who did it. So the letters 'EDL' were found scrawled at the scene of the 'crime'. How very convenient. I don't suppose it occurred to them that it was one of their own that did it. No, of course not. When you have apologists and fools who have convenient 'evil ol' whitey' to blame then why bother with any kind of suspicion that brings their protected groups under the spotlight? So was the thing that was burned down worth a million quid?? Doubtful, but burning it down got the usual idiots falling over themselves to fork out a million quid - our money - to build a bigger and better one. Can you imagine a million quid being earmarked to rebuild a church burned down by Muslims?? Yeah, pull the other one. Besides, no-one has been brought to book over the attack, yet it is still described as a hate crime. Ascribing a crime to an ethnicity - and make no mistake about it, they mean white people - smacks of bigotry and racism, especially when they do it without any evidence as to who committed the crime. Stop voting these clowns into power!
So the usual cretinous apologists describe this as a hate crime, yet do so without even knowing who did it. So the letters 'EDL' were found scrawled at the scene of the 'crime'. How very convenient. I don't suppose it occurred to them that it was one of their own that did it. No, of course not. When you have apologists and fools who have convenient 'evil ol' whitey' to blame then why bother with any kind of suspicion that brings their protected groups under the spotlight? So was the thing that was burned down worth a million quid?? Doubtful, but burning it down got the usual idiots falling over themselves to fork out a million quid - our money - to build a bigger and better one. Can you imagine a million quid being earmarked to rebuild a church burned down by Muslims?? Yeah, pull the other one. Besides, no-one has been brought to book over the attack, yet it is still described as a hate crime. Ascribing a crime to an ethnicity - and make no mistake about it, they mean white people - smacks of bigotry and racism, especially when they do it without any evidence as to who committed the crime. Stop voting these clowns into power! Joeblogs63
  • Score: 1

5:52pm Fri 16 May 14

kikorikid says...

We share a common affliction, "Diversity Idelogy".
Diversity Idelogy is the inverse of "Mein Kampf" in
that "Aryan Supremacy" was posited as flawless.
Now, in "Diversity", we are confronted with the
"Aryan Flaw, Racism." If White, then racist.
The irony here is that only in the last few years
did the Scientific world finish mapping the
Human Genome. They didn't find a "Racism Gene".
Of course "racism" is a learned behavior but
we are readily accommodating ourselves to
living in a racial tyranny under the umbra of the
"inherent racism of Whites" accusation . All Whites
are bad because we,non-Whites, say so.
It follows,"Any White may be punished."
We share a common affliction, "Diversity Idelogy". Diversity Idelogy is the inverse of "Mein Kampf" in that "Aryan Supremacy" was posited as flawless. Now, in "Diversity", we are confronted with the "Aryan Flaw, Racism." If White, then racist. The irony here is that only in the last few years did the Scientific world finish mapping the Human Genome. They didn't find a "Racism Gene". Of course "racism" is a learned behavior but we are readily accommodating ourselves to living in a racial tyranny under the umbra of the "inherent racism of Whites" accusation . All Whites are bad because we,non-Whites, say so. It follows,"Any White may be punished." kikorikid
  • Score: 1

11:50am Tue 20 May 14

harvey_uk says...

Cuts all around to public services yet the Villiers decided to spend £1 million on this? Surely as mentioned the insurance should have covered this?
Cuts all around to public services yet the Villiers decided to spend £1 million on this? Surely as mentioned the insurance should have covered this? harvey_uk
  • Score: 0

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