Following a phone call to Dublin City Council today, we learned that planning permission for the above is now the subject of an appeal, and the case will be decided by 31.7.13.
We further discovered that objections on religious grounds are not acceptable, as one can only object on “reasonable grounds!”
By “reasonable grounds,” we assume that concerns about noise, and heavy traffic, and a reduction in available parking space, is meant.
However, if the European Network Against Racism get their way, it appears that ANY objection to Mosque building projects will be viewed as a sign of hatred towards Muslims, and Islamophobic!
The ENAR have called on the EU to recognise Islamophobia as a specific form of racism!
Which race do these radical mischief-makers have in mind, we wonder, because it is self-evident that Muslims do not constitute a race of people.