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February 22, 2010

Minarets our bayonets

Generals are trying to block construction of a mosque with two 100ft minarets next to Sandhurst military academy. Unusually for a time of delicate sensitivities, the Army's objection is not made on aesthetic grounds or with reference to early A.M. calls to prayer.

They are worried about being shot by snipers, apparently.

Senior officers oppose the project saying it could pose a security threat to cadets. Yesterday an Army source said: 'This has gone right to the top of the chain of command.

'There is very real concern that if this thing gets built then soldiers could be put at risk. ... It is outrageous to even think that the officers of the future would have to watch their backs while they are still in training.'

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 22, 2010 06:58 AM