'Mosquebuster' Takes on Britain's Islamists

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LONDON -- Across the United States, from working class Brooklyn to rural Tennessee, multi-million dollar mosque projects have residents up in arms.

Despite reports of Muslim Brotherhood links and foreign funding from regimes like Saudi Arabia, these projects continue full speed ahead.

In 2001, there were 1,200 mosques in America. Today, that number has nearly doubled to over 2,000. That's an increase of 74 percent in the last 11 years alone.

In Great Britain, however, things may be taking a different turn. Attorney Gavin Boby is confronting the issue head on.
"A planning application gets submitted for a mosque in an area and it will never be called a mosque," Boby told CBN News. "It will always be called a community center, an interfaith center, a public community, harmony building, an outreach center, and it will be a mosque and a neighbor will contact us saying there's been this application, we are worried about it."

That's when Boby springs into action. He runs the Law and Freedom Foundation, a group dedicated to promoting "freedom under law."

For Boby, that means working with British citizens who oppose mosque building in their cities and towns.

"We help them to organize themselves and their friends simply to use established methods of consultation to tell the local authority we object to this proposal because of the effect that it will have on the neighborhood, the effect on parking, the effect on noise, the effect on disturbance, the architectural effects, the effects of concentration of people, generally, the amenity for residence," Boby explained.

"And also we give them advocacy help in front of the council meeting. We will advocate on their behalf, and it works," he said.

It works so well that Boby has earned himself the nickname "Mosquebuster." His Law and Freedom Foundation has stopped construction of mosques in 15 of the 16 cases it's taken on.

There are an estimated 1,500 mosques overall in the United Kingdom.

**Originally aired December 21, 2012.

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Erick Stakelbeck

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