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‘Mosque-busters’ leaflet delivered by EDL activist in Purley

‘Mosque-busters’ leaflet delivered by EDL activist in Purley

The man attempting to stir up fears over plans to build a mosque in Purley is a far-right activist and avid supporter of the woman accused of racially abusing people on a tram.

English Defence League member Frank Day proudly claims to have put leaflets through the doors of 600 homes in the area.

His “Does Croydon need a mosque here?” leaflet contains information about a proposal to build an Islamic centre at 5 Russell Hill Place.

It urges residents to fight the application in the belief it will cause traffic issues. But despite his apparent concerns over parking issues in Purley, Mr Day lives six miles away on the New Addington estate – and freely admits he would object to a mosque being built anywhere.

Resident and Purley and Woodcote Residents’ Association member Andrew Frazer was one of those to have received a letter. He said:

“He (Mr Day) dropped a leaflet through the door and came back later after delivering some through other doors. He said, ‘we don’t agree with it, we are dead against it, we want as many people to complain to Croydon Council as possible’. He visited twice and when he came back after the first time he said ‘if you want to find out more go to Mosque Busters by typing it into Google’.”

We tracked Mr Day to his home in Arnhem Drive, which he shares with his 86-year-old mother. Here he told us that the information contained in his leaflets came directly from “Mosquebuster” Gavin Boby. Mr Boby is a professional planning consultant who has posted videos on the internet advising people how to defeat applications for Islamic places of worship.

Mr Day, who was arrested at an EDL rally in November, told the Advertiser that “they” (Muslims) were “taking over” and that “one mosque is too many”. The 64-year-old added he had attended a court appearance of Emma West, who is accused of racially abusing people on a tram, to show his support.

Purley councillor Badsha Quadir has said he believes the leaflets are “racially motivated” and is seeking advice from police. He told theAdvertiser:

“My colleagues and I are concerned about this extremist leafleting. I understand residents are concerned. It is not for people to come from New Addington and say what should happen in Purley. I would not go to New Addington and comment on their amenities. The leaflet appears racially motivated and I will speak to the borough commander about this issue and see what he can do.”

Police advised anyone concerned by the leaflets or the manner in which they were being given out to contact their local safer neighbourhood team on 020 8721 2467.

Croydon Advertiser, 14 February 2012

For background on Gavin Boby’s Law and Freedom Foundation (“Mosquebusters”) see here.

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27 Comments »

  1. This is pathetic

  2. This is absolutely disgusting. I personally am an Atheist, however I believe Islam is a far more sensible religion than christianity. Christianity has caused the inquisition, racism, the holocaust, justification for slavery, and countless genocides. Islam caused nothing truly wrong, since Terrorism is caused by western influence.

  3. Didn’t think so….

  4. I have a serious problem with the fact that they revealed where this man lives in the article. That is a sensitive privacy issue that shouldn’t be compromised.Maybe what this man is doing is wrong. Maybe it isn’t. But he’s not hurting anyone, he’s simply expressing his beliefs.

  5. TODAY: Federal agents arrest man who allegedly planned suicide bombing on U.S. Capitol. No, he wasn’t a Mennonite or Methodist either.

  6. Almost 75% of terrorist activities in the U.S are carried out by white Christian men just like the Hutaree terrorist Christian group in Detroit. But non of it gets the same coverage compared to stories of framed muslim men.

  7. Keep the spotlight on these knuckleheads. At least most of them are too stupid to be subtle.

  8. He was a Morrocan man that attempted to be the first suicide bomber in the States…

  9. Bust Frank Day!

  10. From Americans Against Islamophobia.
    I am glad to have good Muslim friends at Turkish Raindrop Center. One friend about 2 blocks from me in my neighborhood. I am very fond of my Turkish Muslim friends who are very generous with their food and hospitality!! The treated lots of us to a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner two nights before Thanksgiving.

  11. So were channeling ghostbusters? And we look like pirates too? Well i like ghost stories! Dumbass. Full of hate. People said this about Jews, Blacks, Asians, early Christians(the Romans), history is repeating itself. We just think were cooler cuz we have stupid behind logos and technololgy. Allayihdeekum. May God only guide you.

  12. why cant people accept other religion. if they want their freedom of religion and place of worship why cant others have the same rights? stopping the building of Mosques will not stop the spreading of Islam and will not stop people from becoming Muslims and praying!

  13. This is what happens when morons are breading faster than the smart ones. I am guessing his trailer park survived this year’s tornado, lets hope for a different result next year iinsha Allah.

  14. انا مصرى انا ضد اسرائيل | I Hate You Isreal.

    انا مصرى انا ضد اسرائيل | I Hate You Isreal

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  15. elle,

    i think the image is supposed to bring a particular british muslim to mind. and yes he does look like a pirate, atleast he has hooks for hands and an eye patch. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Hamza_al-Masri he is probably second to anjem chandry in his infamy in the uk. currently in prision i believe. the europeans have some strange laws when it comes to freedom of speech. but they are taking about letting him out. anyway he agrees with you on us kufar being lower than animals.

    Omer Daniel Zioni,

    how is it that “Terrorism is caused by western influence”. if you define terrorism as killing innocent people in order to presuade the government to change its position on a geo-political issue, i would say the first recorded act of terror was perputrated by god. the passover. anyways i think a 12 iranian boy is credited with being the first modern suicide bomber. blew himself up attacking an iraqi tank in the 80-88 war. don’t you think the hadiths celebrating martydom is part of the problem? how about fighting atheist?

    Book 019, Number 4294:

    It has been reported from Sulaiman b. Buraid through his father that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhairs and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the privileges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muilims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai’ except when they actually fight with the Muslims (against the disbelievers). If they refuse to accept Islam, demand from them the Jizya. If they agree to pay, accept it from them and hold off your hands. If they refuse to pay the tax, seek Allah’s help and fight them. When you lay siege to a fort and the besieged appeal to you for protection in the name of Allah and His Prophet, do not accord to them the guarantee of Allah and His Prophet, but accord to them your own guarantee and the guarantee of your companions for it is a lesser sin that the security given by you or your companions be disregarded than that the security granted in the name of Allah and His Prophet be violated When you besiege a fort and the besieged want you to let them out in accordance with Allah’s Command, do not let them come out in accordance with His Command, but do so at your (own) command, for you do not know whether or not you will be able to carry out Allah’s behest with regard to them.

  16. Omer Daniel Zioni,

    weren’t the crusades a response to the muslim leader of jerusalem destroying the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the crusades are always fun to talk about. but how about something in this century. what’s up with boko haram? to much westen influence in nigeria i guess?

  17. Mike

    You also seem to firget that muslims must only fight in a war if
    1. The opponent wages war on them and doesn’t ask for peaceful ways out and doesnt accept them
    2. If the opponent is endangering the people/ community
    And if the opponent leans towards peace, you gotta oblige to that. The wars we have today arent what muhammad ever wanted.

  18. Forget**

  19. Mike
    Also, in the times of Muhammad, and the 4 caliphs after him, a church was seen as a sanctuary for muslims as was a mosque for christians and Jews in times of crisis. They were respected and protected. Omar was looking for a place to pray (2nd Caliph) and there wasnt a mosque in Jerusalem yet. So the Arab Christians (liking and respecting the Muslims for being so chill) were like “hey, come pray here.” (the church) but Omar knew that his people would say “lets build a mosque in place of this church since omar prayed here” he didnt want this sacred church desecrated or destroyed because of him so he builds a mosque across the street from the church, outta respect for it. He literally took part in buuilding it, cleaning it and maintaining it. Its called Masjid Omar.

  20. Linda Wahed,

    good question. why would muslims want to destroy a church just because a muslim prayed there. why doesn’t saudi arabia allow churches to be built. why did the muslims drive the zorostians and bahai i from persia, the ahmadiyya from pakistan? yeah it’s sad when westerners don’t rise to our own ideals and hand out flyers, or even graffetti buildings. muslim always support freedom of religion. never a violent action. isn’t the bible a holy book to you. matthew 7:5 “”You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye.”

    http://www.thepersecution.org/press/11/pk110905.html

  21. elle,

    posted a response, where’d it go? i’ll try again. first i see nowhere in this is there the word or mention of defense? to lay siege to a town is quite offensive. also, do you have some quotes to support you points 1. and 2.? also i’m not become a muslim or imigrating or paying a tax to keep from being killed.

    Book 019, Number 4292:

    Ibn ‘Aun reported: I wrote to Nafi’ inquiring from him whether it was necessary to extend (to the disbelievers) an invitation to accept (Islam) before m”. ing them in fight. He wrote (in reply) to me that it was necessary in the early days of Islam. The Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) made a raid upon Banu Mustaliq while they were unaware and their cattle were having a drink at the water. He killed those who fought and imprisoned others. On that very day, he captured Juwairiya bint al-Harith. Nafi’ said that this tradition was related to him by Abdullah b. Umar who (himself) was among the raiding troops.

    raiding and attacking while they are tending cattle doesn’t sound very defensive to me?

  22. things that make you go hmmm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Invasion_of_Banu_Mustaliq

    kind of sounds pre-emptive to me. who knew bush was a student of muhammad?
    i thought he was copying the jews from ’67. hit them before they hit you. guess it’s a much older strategy. i’ve missed you little tiger. i did forget how fun this was.

  23. Mike?

    Like, wait, THE mike?

  24. The jizya is a tax they gave to nonmuslims which was used to give back to the people. Its the muslim equivalant of Zakat, the mandatory charity every adult muslim gives. 2,5% of our accumulated wealth every year. The Jizya is actually much lessthan that. Since Christians and Jews dont believe i Zakat and sadaqah but the empire still needs to build schools and stuff, they made the Jizyah, among other small taxes like if there was ever a war, ifthe Nonmuslims didnt want to participate in the fighting, they could pay a small fine.
    Ok now i Personally dont understand. There were only 40 sound hadiths. How come theres a lot more? Ugh. And the hadith couldve been written years after muhammad died. Not saying this is one of them, but there is a possibility.

    And do not compare Mohammad to Israelis or that monkey Bush.

  25. If any one slew a person – unless it be for murder or for spreading mischief in the land – it would be as if he slew the whole people – Quran 5:32

    You are neither hard-hearted nor of fierce character, nor one who shouts in the markets. You do not return evil for evil, but excuse and forgive. – Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 362

    Fight in the cause of Allah those who fight you, but do not transgress limits; for Allah loveth not transgressors. – Quran 2:190
    During a war, the Prophet saw the corpse of a woman lying on the ground and observed: “She was not fighting. How then she came to be killed?” From this statement of the Prophet the exegetists and jurists have drawn the principle that those who are non-combatants should not be killed during or after the war.

    “Do not kill any old person, any child or any woman” (Abu Dawud). “Do not kill the monks in monasteries” or “Do not kill the people who are sitting in places of worship” (Musnad of Ibn Hanbal).

    The Prophet also  prohibited the killing of anyone who is tied or is in captivity.
    It has been narrated on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah said: Do not desire an encounter with the enemy; but when you encounter them, be firm. – Muslim  Book 019, Number 4313

    It is narrated on the authority of ‘Abdullah that a woman was found killed in one of the battles fought by the Messenger of Allah . He disapproved of the killing of women and children. – Muslim Book 019, Number 4319

    It is narrated by Ibn ‘Umar that a woman was found killed in one of these battles; so the Messenger of Allah forbade the killing of women and children. – Muslim Book 019, Number 4320

    An article written tge week of 9/11
    Those who are non-combatants should not be killed during or after the war.
    The Pentagon is the heart of the American military, but the World Trade Center was a civilian site. Even if one argues that the Twin Towers were an economic or symbolic target, they were packed with thousands of innocent non-combatants at the time.  If the terrorists had to attack it, could they not have done so in the early hours of the morning when the building would have been virtually empty and civilian casualties hugely lower?

    Do not kill any old person, any child or any woman
    There were indeed old people, children and women on the planes and many women in the target buildings.  They were deliberately killed.  Could not the terrorists have achieved considerable destruction to buildings in New York and Washington with private planes packed with explosives?

    The Prophet also  prohibited the killing of anyone who is tied or is in captivity.
    Those on board the hijacked planes were, in effect, in captivity.  And according to reports, an air stewardess, whose body was found at the World Trade Center, had her hands tied behind her back.

    The perpetrators of these monstrous acts, if indeed they were Muslims, have clearly transgressed the limits.  They have displayed not just a callous disregard for the thousands of innocent non-combatants deliberately killed in their attacks but also utter contempt for the rules of the very Islam in whose name they claimed to be acting.

  26. You proved my 2 points already mikey when you psted that long hadith
    that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) appointed anyone as leader of an army or detachment he would especially exhort him to fear Allah and to be good to the Muslims who were with him. He would say: Fight in the name of Allah and in the way of Allah. Fight against those who disbelieve in Allah. Make a holy war, do not embezzle the spoils; do not break your pledge; and do not mutilate (the dead) bodies; do not kill the children. When you meet your enemies who are polytheists, invite them to three courses of action. If they respond to any one of these, you also accept it and withold yourself from doing them any harm. Invite them to (accept) Islam; if they respond to you, accept it from them and desist from fighting against them. Then invite them to migrate from their lands to the land of Muhairs and inform them that, if they do so, they shall have all the privileges and obligations of the Muhajirs. If they refuse to migrate, tell them that they will have the status of Bedouin Muilims and will be subjected to the Commands of Allah like other Muslims, but they will not get any share from the spoils of war or Fai’ except when they actually fight with the Muslims

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