Dalston mosque removes political sign from dome

Dome of Shacklewell Lane Mosque painted by candidate Nigel Askew 240415 then unpainted

A MOSQUE that allowed a political sign to be painted on its dome, below, has backed down, above, after Loving Dalston alerted the Charity Commission.

Dome of Shacklewell Lane Mosque painted by candidate Nigel Askew 240415 then unpainted
Political puff: the sign painted on the dome

The dome of the mosque was emblazoned with a plug for a Kentish landlord, Nigel Askew”, standing in South Thanet for the Reality Party, which was started by Mark “Bez” Berry, a northern pop star-dancer.

The commission told Loving Dalston today 010515 that it had contacted the mosque charity “as a matter of urgency”. The building is registered to the UK [Turkish] Islamic Trust.

The commission added: “We have been assured that immediate steps are being taken to remove the advert.

“We have reminded the trustees of their duties and are in continued correspondence in order to assess whether any further action is necessary.”

This site has told the commission of the sign’s removal. The mosque, which has an extraordinary story behind it, has not replied to Loving Dalston requests to comment. 

David Altheer 010515

* Backstory: Please explain, demands regulatorHappy Mondays party rocks a Hackney mosque 

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