Monday, February 12, 2007

Hmm ...

hat-tip to Stephen. I can see there's a problem though. Many (though not all) councils have free parking on Sundays. Perhaps planning permission for mosques should be contingent on the construction of accompanying car parks.

from Leicester Mercury 1 February 07.

'DON'T GIVE FINES TO WORSHIPPERS'

BY TOM MACK

10:15 - 01 February 2007
Traffic wardens have been asked to avoid putting tickets on cars parked illegally outside places of worship.


The request was made by city councillors concerned about people attending mosques, churches, gurdwaras and temples in Spinney Hill ward.

However, the council said Vinci Park, the private contractor responsible for enforcement, would not be told to change its policy.

Since the beginning of this year, the company's wardens have handed out well over 4,000 tickets.

The request for leniency was made after a meeting of Spinney Hill and Stoneygate Area Committee at Moat Community College, Highfields, on Monday.

Spinney Hill ward councillor Mussa Saleh said: "We're in the process of having meetings with gurdwaras, temples and other places of worship. We asked that no action be taken at the moment.

"We want the parking officers to wait for these meetings to go ahead before they start ticketing."

When asked why drivers who practise religion should be treated differently, he replied: "The rules should apply equally, it's not just religions. If there is any event in the community, the same thing should happen."

During the meeting, Yahya Thadha, who represents the community sector on the committee, alleged that mosque leaders had had an "understanding" with police, who were in charge of policing on-street parking until January 2.

He said: "Mosques had an understanding with the police and we need to develop that understanding with the city council as a matter of urgency."

His comment was interrupted by Spinney Hill police station commander Inspector Nick Glynn, who denied the accusation.

He said: "There were no agreements between police and any mosque to say that illegal parking would not be dealt with.

"Agreements between mosques and police do not take place - and have not taken place in my reign as local policing unit commander."

After the meeting, Mr Thadha said: "The city council realises it is a sensitive issue and the council has been very good.

"I won't say they're turning a blind eye - they are still giving tickets to people who park dangerously or cause an obstruction - but they do want to bring the community together and have a discussion."

A council spokeswoman said a request had been made for allowances to be made at certain times, but denied it had been acted on.

She said officers planned to tell the area's councillors that no changes would be made to enforcement policies.

She said: "This request has been considered. The council intends to enforce the parking regulations across the city as planned."

7 comments:

verity said...

Read this again: "After the meeting, Mr Thadha said: "The city council realises it is a sensitive issue and the council has been very good.

"I won't say they're turning a blind eye - they are still giving tickets to people who park dangerously or cause an obstruction - but they do want to bring the community together and have a discussion."

There are so many things wrong with this manipulative moron's statement: "they are still giving tickets to people who park dangerously or cause an obstruction".

Then that would mean everyone parked illegally, Mohammad, would it not? That's why we have parking regulations. Some parking is judged dangerous.

Islam ... still thinking it has special privileges in advanced Western societies... still thinking its belief that the L Ron Hubbard of his day buys it a pass on the rules that apply to the owners of civilised countries.

That would be a big, fat no. Why is it the task of the police to "bring the community together", when there is a bad-parking "community"? Why would the British taxpayer - wealth creators and the creators of our country have the vaguest interest in the worshipping habits of immigrants to their country? Immigrants have to fit in.

Voyager said...

Since Mosques are busiest on Fridays and so is shopping I think there is a fundamental problem here

Anonymous said...

I'm with the council on this. (Never thought I'd type that sentence!.)

I am fed up with church people parking on both sides of narrow streets, on and around corners, up and over bridges, opposite junctions, and in all sorts of other illegal ways.

What makes them think the rules don't apply to them?

Bring on the Blue Meanies I say.

verity said...

No planning permission for new mosques, with or without parking areas. No new mosques.

Dave said...

The fascist government think they can build over every bit of spare land they can find (to house more immigrants) and then they blame the motorist when there is nowhere to park.
What this country needs is more community spirit in other communities too.

Blognor Regis said...

There was a bit of bother in Plymouth recently when the city council calimed they were bringing in certain parking charges on Sundays in the name of anti-discrimination. They claim they're ending an anomaly but I reckon it's just an attempt at raking more dosh.

Talking of Plymouth:

Two men whose bodies were discovered on an industrial estate in Devon have been identified by police as factory workers from Plymouth.
Grisly. So proper Janners eh?
The[sic] were 27-year-old Pavel Jindra of Houndiscombe Road, Mutley and Thomas Pavek, 26, of Victoria Place, Millbay.

Meanwhile, up the line:
A police officer from Devon has arrived in Poland to oversee efforts to extradite a man arrested in connection with the rape of an Exeter woman.

verity said...

So now Sunday is to be degraded to weekday status so the muzzies won't get their sensitive feelings hurt. Funny that they can watch beheadings while scooping up the Haagen-Daaz, and mass bombings, but they get weepy about parking. Go figure.

Anyway, when are the socialists going to understand this is not about injured feelings? It is about reducing Christianity and the British identity in the cause of jihad which itself is in the cause of islamic conquest.

To answer my own question, no one is that naive. They know what the islamics are up to and the left collaborates.

This may be the first time in human history that the government of a country is also the Fifth Column. Well, I guess it saves time.