Green Lane Masjid
|Green Lane Masjid|
The Masjid, formerly Green Lane Public Library and Baths (Martin & Chamberlain 1893-1902)
|Location||Small Heath, Birmingham, England|
|Affiliation||Ahle Hadith / Salafi|
|Architect(s)||Martin & Chamberlain|
|Architectural style||Gothic-Jacobean style|
|Capacity||3,500 (including women)|
|Designated as NHL|
|Designated||8 July 1982|
|Listed Name||Small Heath Public Library and Baths|
Green Lane Masjid & Community Centre (GLMCC), is a mosque in Birmingham, linked to the Ahl-i Hadith Salafi movement. Established in the 1970s, it has been a registered charity in England since 2008.
The Masjid occupies a prominent corner site in Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham. One of the buildings was originally 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, and some accommodation. It also provides funeral services to the local Muslim community.
In Birmingham, each year since 2011 there is an Eid al-Fitr celebration in Small Heath Park. This began as "an outdoor prayer facilitated by Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre." This was attended by 44,000 people in 2014, 60,000 in 2015, and 88,000 in 2016, and is organised by Green Lane Masjid and five other local mosques.
It was also one of the mosques 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." The 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." Both Channel 4 and the programme makers sued the CPS for libel, and settled for a payment of £100,000.
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