its next to St. Thoma's and should be linked to the hospital and its needs. we don't need yet another rich 'Islamic' orientated place shoving yet another 'religion' down our throats - and that goes for all those religions out there (I'm agnostic). Let the place be mixed with medical learning facilities and also as temporary accomodation for those who have someone receiving treatment at the hospital who need to be in immediate proximity and are from low income or not within easy commuting distance.
Snooky I'm not agnostic, not quite sure what I am in fact! ...but I agree with you more or less, apart from the medical learning facilities bit as I thought that was why they demolished most of Guys hosp. ( and of course our much lamented Casualty Dept.).
Apart from overnight accommodation they should have rest lounges for the poor old souls or the badly disabled who travel long distances by the transport department of the hospital, and have to wait often in wheelchairs for many hours for the return journey.
No drinks or toilets comfy chairs available. There should be a department solely caring for people in these circumstances. When your in a wheelchair, infirm through age getting to the public toilets is a nightmare and there are no nursing staff in the transport waiting area.....
there are already 100's of islamic places of worship in the uk, this is a multicultural society and there must be times when the answer is no, how many catholic churches are there in the middle east ? more to the point how many would be left standing if built ?
the point being is as many people are immigrants they cannot say that this government has not supported them and the tolerance levels are high here but we have greater needs that more islamic monuments.
if the Aga Khan wants to be generous he can donate a couple of throughbreds to the NHS without imposing his faith.