Christian mayoral candidate continues campaign against 'mega-mosque'

A rally of 32,000 church-goers at the Dockland's Excel Centre this weekend heard Christian Choice mayoral candidate Alan Craig explain one of his key priorities for London Mayor and the London Assembly.

The Newham councillor formally started his campaign outside City Hall on Friday lunchtime, before addressing the Festival of Life event, which went on through the night.

At the prayer rally he focused on his election campaign stance against the proposed Olympics Mega Mosque in West Ham.

Commenting about the scale of the event, Alan Craig said: "I was pleased to speak to so many Londoners and explain our reasoned and reasonable objections to this huge landmark mosque - planned to be Europe's largest.

"As more Muslim leaders are publicly coming out against the mega-mosque, I was able to show the massive crowd that this is not a 'Christians against Muslims' issue but rather a 'moderates against fundamentalists' matter."

The Festival of Life is a bi-annual event organised by the Redeemed Christian Church of God and supported by over 150 churches in the United Kingdom. It is now the largest all night non-denominational gathering of Christians in Europe.