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A man was dragged on social media after he complained about Muslims buying a church in Birmingham and converting it into a mosque.
Mark Collett, who describes himself as a British political activist in his Twitter bio, reposted a video of a man standing in a pulpit in a church chanting Muslim prayers, along with the caption:
Muslims bought this beautiful Church in Birmingham & have converted it into a mosque. This is how the UK is being transformed.
But Collett, who is also the author of a book called The Fall of Western Man, most likely wasn't expecting the response his tweet, posted on the 27 February, got.
Not only did it quickly go viral, receiving almost 3,000 views, but most comments were supportive of the mosque's decision, claiming that the deserted church would have otherwise not been put to use.
@MarkACollett Why is this a problem? If people have deserted churches, why let the building go to waste. Let it be… https://t.co/hb5lKpUaEC — ⭐ (@⭐)
@shabbaranksbro @MarkACollett There are churches that are now recording studios, hotels, there's a cocktail bar in… https://t.co/bSdh9of2xx — Red Jam Spear (@Red Jam Spear)
@MarkACollett He’s got a beautiful voice. A lovely building rescued from demolition and used as a peaceful place fo… https://t.co/leocjYCGZm — SALT CITY ORCHESTRA (@SALT CITY ORCHESTRA)
@MarkACollett Nice to see a historically significant work of architectural beauty be appreciated and cared for. — Rodifex (@Rodifex)
@MarkACollett Theres a Sikh temple in an old Methodist Church in Sunderland and Buddhist Temple in an old derelict… https://t.co/TtW4iKksAj — Paul Wallace (@Paul Wallace)
Some even argued that turning it into a mosque is a lot better than turning it into a pub.
@MarkACollett Would you prefer a carpet warehouse or a pub? It's what happens to beautiful old churches usually. — Pam Harper 💙 (@Pam Harper 💙)