Green Lane Masjid

Green Lane Masjid

Green Lane Masjid, commonly referred to as 'Green Lane Mosque', was established in the 1970s, is one of Birmingham's major mosques, and the national headquarters of Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith UK. [cite web | title = About Us | url = | publisher = Green Lane Masjid | accessdate = 2008-02-08 ] The organisation aims to provide a platform for the Muslim community to make bonds with and to integrate within the rest of the British society Fact|date=February 2008.

The Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham, with one of the buildings having been constructed as a public library and baths, designed by local architects Martin & Chamberlain and built in the redbrick and terracotta Gothic-Jacobean style, between 1893 and 1902. It is a Grade II listed building. [cite web | title = Images of England: Small Heath Public Library and Baths | url = | publisher = English Heritage | accessdate = 2008-02-08 ] The complex includes prayer halls for men and women, a community hall, madrasah, library, shop, some accommodation, and provides funeral services to the local Muslim community. [cite web | title = Facilities | url = | publisher = Green Lane Masjid | accessdate = 2008-02-08 ]

"Undercover Mosque" Documentary

The Mosque came to national attention in Britain with the airing of the Channel 4 Dispatches documentary, "Undercover Mosque", in January 2007.

The documentary included secretly recorded footage showing Imams making highly controversial statements, the leading preacher, Abu Usamah discussed how the show was "misleading" following gross "cut and pasting" of speeches. Opinions included stating that homosexuals should be "thrown off mountains" and "Allah has created woman, even if she gets a PhD, deficient. Her intellect is incomplete." [ [ Channel 4 - News - Dispatches reported to Ofcom ] ] The media regulator Ofcom dismissed a complaint by the West Midlands Police over the way that the show had been edited.



External links

* [ Green Lane Masjid]
* [ Markazi Jamiat Ahl-e-Hadith UK]

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