Green Lane Masjid
|Green Lane Masjid|
The Masjid, formerly Green Lane Public Library and Baths (Martin & Chamberlain 1893-1902)
|Location||Small Heath, Birmingham, England|
|Architect(s)||Martin & Chamberlain|
|Architectural style||Gothic-Jacobean style|
|Designated as NHL|
|Designated||8 July 1982|
|Listed Name||Small Heath Public Library and Baths|
Established in the 1970s, the Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham. One of the buildings had been constructed as a public library and baths, designed by local architects Martin & Chamberlain and built in the redbrick and terracotta Gothic-Jacobean style between 1893 and 1902. It is a Grade II listed building. The complex includes prayer halls for men and women, a community hall, madrasah, library, shop, some accommodation, and it also provides funeral services to the local Muslim community.
It was also one of the main mosques that featured in Channel 4's 2007 Dispatches programme Undercover Mosque, which investigated religious extremism in British mosques including preachers advocating violence, anti-Semitism, sexism and homophobia. West Midlands Police subsequently carried out an investigation into whether criminal offenses had been committed by those preaching or teaching at the mosque. While West Midlands Police believed there was a case to answer and submitted their evidence to the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service), the CPS ruled that "a realistic prosecution was unlikely." West Midlands Police subsequently investigated the programme itself and submitted a report to Ofcom on the basis of "unfair editing" designed to misrepresent the subjects of the programme. Ofcom ruled that there was no case to answer and that it was a "legitimate investigation." Ofcom further failed to uphold complaints from the Kingdom and Embassy of Saudi Arabia, the Islamic Centre and the London Central Mosque. Both Channel 4 and the programme makers sued the CPS for libel, and settled for a payment of £100,000.
The mosque works closely with Birmingham City Council, West Midlands Police and local emergency services and, in 2007, came second in a national competition run by the British Islam Channel to find the country's 'Model Mosque'.  
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- "Facilities". Green Lane Masjid. Archived from the original on 2007-12-14. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
- Dispatches - Undercover Mosque
- "Tips given on fire and road safety". Birmingham Mail. February 12, 2009.
- "Model Mosque 2007". Islam Channel. November 2007.
- "Madni Jamia Masjid has WON the Model Mosque 2007 competition!". ICEA - Islamic Cultural and Educational Centre. November 2007.
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