A former United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip) Parliamentary Candidate has stepped into the debate regarding the Super Mosque in Dudley, by claiming that local residents are "having another culture imposed on them" and that "Dudley is losing its British identity".
The controversial article was published on a Ukip supporters website by Matthew Davies who was their Parliamentary candidate in Woking, Surrey during the 2005 General Election.
Commenting on the Super Mosque Mr Davies said: "The local people are now having another culture imposed on them, when they clearly do not want it. The fact public money is being used as well and that foreign influence with more money to develop Britain means that Dudley is losing its British identity."
He added "Democracy is failing and there is a real danger that people will turn to the extreme if they are ignored for much longer. Only the restoration of true local democracy, along with a much better integration plan for newcomers will avert real problems ahead."
Ukip have one Councillor in Dudley, Councillor Malcolm Davis who is vehemently opposed to the mosque stating "…the whole building is inappropriate."
Ukip is also fighting plans for another Mosque in West Ham, London and sponsoring a 'Muslim Charter' which was presented to a packed meeting room of 4 UKIP MEPs, Ashley Mote (and a couple of people who'd clearly been looking for the bar and got lost) at the European Parliament during December. The controversial (and incredibly patronising) charter is a code of behaviour that Muslims should follow to integrate into Western society.
Labour have described Ukip as "the BNP in suits" and, just as accurately, last year Conservative Leader David Cameron described them as "fruitcakes", "loonies" and "closet racists".
Ukip claim they are non-racist and non-sectarian and that all people are equal. (Apart from 'foreigners' and Muslims, clearly)