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Land for Central London Mosque in Regents Park, given free by British government for Muslim loyalty to British empire

The allegation is widely propagated by the anti-Ahmadiyya lobby that the British government “sponsored” the Ahmadiyya Movement and its Founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad. But this lobby raises no objection when the general body of Muslims and their religious organizations are openly funded by the same British government. For example, the land for the Central London Mosque in Regents Park, London, England, was given free to Muslims of the U.K. by the British government.

And where do we learn this from? From the Website of the Central London Mosque itself. Click on the link below to read from the history page on their previous website:

http://www.islamicculturalcentre.co.uk/History/Default.htm

(We verified this link on 2 December 2000. Again verified on 2 November 2004.)

To preserve this webpage, we have saved it locally and you can read it here.

Note: On their present website you can find the same information by starting from the history page: http://www.iccuk.org/icc/history/history.htm and proceeding to subsequent pages from there.

The first paragraph from the history of the Mosque given on the original webpage states as follows:

“The Islamic Cultural Centre which includes the London Central Mosque has been established since 1944. It was officially opened by His Majesty King George VI in November 1944. The 2.3 acres of site adjacent to Hanover Gate in Regent’s Park, was presented as an unconditional gift from the British Government to the UK Muslim Community in Britain to enable the latter, to build a mosque and an Islamic Cultural Centre, to conduct the affairs pertaining to their faith. A Mosque Committee comprising various prominent Muslim diplomats and Muslim residents in the United Kingdom gratefully accepted the gift which was intended mainly as a tribute to the thousands of Indian Muslim soldiers who had died defending the then British Empire, which at the time, had more Muslim inhabitants than Christians.” (Underlining is ours).

On the same webpage, it is later stated in a chronology :

“24 Oct. 1940: The Churchill War Cabinet authorised the allocation of a sum of up to 100,000 for the acquisition of a site for a mosque in London.”
It leaves us speechless to think that, despite themselves receiving this material support from the British government for the main mosque in Britain, which was given in recognition of Muslim soldiers fighting in defence of the British empire and was gratefully accepted, yet the Muslim religious leaders in England continue to repeat their false allegations that Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad was acting as a tool and instrument on behalf of the British government of his time!
 
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