Just sometimes common sense prevails, and the
About a week ago I reported that:
From next week, shoppers in Rochdale who push open the cubicle door expecting the reassuring sight of a modern, clean lavatory could instead be faced with little more than a hole in the ground.Oh yes, the Dhimmis of Greater Manchester were all set to send their town back to the 7th Century. But then calmer, more rational people prevailed:
Bosses of the Greater Manchester town's Exchange mall have installed two as part of an upgrade costing several thousand pounds after attending a cultural awareness course run by a local Muslim community activist.
Plans for Muslim-only loos at a major shopping center are going down the pan.Finally the grown-up have taken charge. It is about time. Perhaps a visit from the Board of Health to that Muslim Center to demand their toilets enter the 21st Century.
Outraged council chiefs have demanded British-style toilets are used instead of Middle East-style squat holes.
Town leaders in Rochdale moved into action after the Daily Star sparked a national outcry by revealing the plans.
Yesterday, managers at the Rochdale Exchange mall were set to cave in to pressure and abandon the scheme as a source said: “The decision is being reconsidered.”
Labour councillor Farooq Ahmed said: “I have been inundated with calls saying this paints the wrong picture of the Asian and Muslim community.
“I don’t know of any Asian or Muslim families with these toilets.”
The pans were first installed after Exchange Center management attended a “cultural” training course with community activist Ghulam Rasul Shahzad.