A church is facing being fined if it does not soundproof its bell tower to avoid upsetting its
The bells at St Mary the Virgin have rung out for more than four centuries.
But since nearby flats were built in 2006, the church, in Leigh, Greater Manchester, the church has had to cut-back on its bell ringing practice after complaints from angry neighbours.
Rev Krinks said: "The issue is not the bells, it is the bellringing practice. The council has asked us to reduce the time of the ringing, which we have done, but that is still not good enough."
More anti-Christian bias, as a church is ordered to silence bells which have rung since the 1600's after complaints from nearby flat residents. Given the ethnicity of many of the neighbors in Manchester, the complaint is likely based on the fact that it's a church--not a mosque.
This is application of Islamic law. No church bells. There is a specific islamic law against church bells.
Meanwhile, a Liberal Democrat leader is in favour of mosques being able to broadcast calls to prayer from loudspeakers in towns and cities across Britain. (read article…)
GENERAL ELECTION: Nick Clegg is in favour of mosques being able to broadcast calls to prayer
THE Lib Dem leader is in favour of mosques being able to broadcast calls to prayer from loudspeakers in towns and cities across Britain.
He says the Islamic “muezzin” cry should be allowed to ring out just like Christian church bells. He described it as “a joyful thing”.
His remarks emerged yesterday as another gaffe, just hours after he was exposed as saying British people have “a more insidious cross to bear than Germany over the Second World War”.
UPDATE: Of course a jihad lover is a Jew hater.
Nick Clegg’s Israel-bashing is sickening Nile Gardiner, Telegraph
With Thursday night’s foreign policy debate looming, it’s important to take a look at Nick Clegg’s willingness to vilify Israel, and his inclination towards bashing the Israelis over the head. I’ve written about Clegg’s distinctly anti-American views and his complete disregard for the NATO alliance, but his policies towards Israel deserve attention as well.
Israel is a close ally of both Great Britain and the United States, the only full democracy in the Middle East along with Iraq, and is under constant fire from Iranian and Syrian-backed terrorist groups such as Hamas and Hizbollah. Its very existence is threatened by the rise of a nuclear-armed Iran, which has malevolently warned of another Holocaust. Yet, the leader of the Liberal Democrats still thinks it’s necessary to demonise Israel, one of our only friends in the region. He’s doing everything but directly call Gaza an Israeli-administered concentration camp.