Up until now, the Dudley Muslim Association chairman, Khurshid Ahmed, has just gone through the motions. You can’t help but think that all this pseudo-diplomacy, and its inevitable result, was what he, and the Dudley Muslim Association, planned to happen from the very beginning. And that’s precisely what many EDL also think. It’s now come true. Taqiyya!
Yes, Ahmed ‘waited’ until the council had ‘exhausted all options’. But not in the sense of seeing if any of them were feasible. No way. In the sense that he knew that he would reject them all. But he also knew that he had to pay lip service to them, in the taqiyya manner we have grown to expect from this Muslim.
To say that they ‘would have no choice but to build’ at Hall Street really is taking the piss. There are rarely such situations where there is only one choice left. In any case, it is not a question of where the mosque is (to most people in Dudley), but its size and that fact that a large Muslim ghetto will be attached to it. That’s what really matters.
Again, this Ahmed has made it seem like he’s been diplomatic and commonsensical. By using the phrase ‘we have no other option’, this made it seem that he had genuinely pursued all options. But all along he planned the rejection of all other options only to arrive back where he and others started from.
If there had been ‘an acceptable alternative’, he would have ‘considered it’. But what if he thought, and still thinks, that all the other options are unacceptable simply because they don’t involve a massive supremacist mosque and the appended Muslim ‘village’ (or ghetto)?