English Defence League plans demonstration in Grantham against Islamic centre plan

Plan submitted for Islamic centre in Grantham.
Plan submitted for Islamic centre in Grantham.
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The English Defence League, an anti-militant Islam group, is planning a demonstration in Grantham against plans for an Islamic centre in the town.

According to the Facebook page of the Lincolnshire branch of the EDL, the group will come to Grantham on February 22 and demonstrate in the town at 1pm.

A poster on the website says “Come march with the Lincolnshire division. Oppose the new mosque now!”

The Facebook page also has a picture of the plans for the Islamic centre which, if built, will be located near Alexandra Road. The plans include a prayer hall facing Mecca and says the design “will reinterpret Islamic architecture in the 21st century in modern Britain.”

According to the application the Grantham Muslim Community Association has been renting various halls in which to pray and meet in the area over the last 10 years and the new build would “better serve the needs of the Muslim community in Grantham”.