Millionaire businessman ordered to remove Islamic creed in 2ft-high lettering from side of his £750,000 home because council claims it’s as ‘obtrusive as McDonald’s ad’

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Daily Mail:

  • Message reads: ‘There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger’
  • Planners claim the 2ft-high lettering is like McDonald’s advertising hoarding
  • Mahmood Ali, 54, is now facing a legal battle in ‘freedom of speech’ row
  • He said: ‘The message is simply there to bless the house. It is not an advert’

By Simon Tomlinson

PUBLISHED: 11:36 GMT, 29 January 2013 | UPDATED: 19:35 GMT, 29 January 2013

A millionaire businessman has been ordered to remove an Islamic message from the side of his luxury house because council chiefs say it is advertising, it emerged today.

Mahmood Ali, 54, fell out with planners over the wording, taken from the Arabic creed, which reads: ‘There is no god but Allah, and Mohammed is his messenger’.

Known as shahada, the message declares the belief in the oneness of God and acceptance of Muhammad as his prophet.

The inscription, in 2ft-high green lettering, has been placed across a first-floor archway on his large detached house in a residential street.

'Breaches planning laws': Millionaire businessman Mahmood Ali faces a court battle over this Islamic slogan on his house in Newport, South Wales, after the council ordered it be removed because it is 'advertising'‘Breaches planning laws': Millionaire businessman Mahmood Ali faces a court battle over this Islamic slogan on his house in Newport, South Wales, after the council ordered it be removed because it is ‘advertising’

But he is now in a legal battle with planning chiefs, who classed it as the same as an advertising hoarding like a McDonald’s or Marks & Spencer banner.

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7 Responses to Millionaire businessman ordered to remove Islamic creed in 2ft-high lettering from side of his £750,000 home because council claims it’s as ‘obtrusive as McDonald’s ad’

  1. Richard says:

    It does seem very out of place on a British building.

  2. bilbo says:

    a laser guided bomb seems ideal for this job.

  3. DP111 says:

    Can a Christian do something similar in ANY Muslim country

  4. SDAMatt2a says:

    Never mind any muslim country – can a Christian do the same thing in Wales?

  5. wtd2 says:

    Is this a test case to use the infidel law against the infidel? If this signage is deemed illegal . . .given it’s religious tone, how long before lawn statues of The Virgin Mary, or elaborate door ornaments like a Jewish mezuzah or similar religious ornamentation is banned as well.

  6. DP111 says:

    SDAMatt2a says:Never mind any muslim country – can a Christian do the same thing in Wales?

    You got me there.

  7. Dr Khurram says:

    Very unfair on the part of Newport administration, plz dont make it a religious issue. every one have right of freedom

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