Monday, 28 January 2013
Islamic sign deemed 'obtrusive advert' by Newport council
A man has been told to remove an Islamic sign from the front of his house by Newport council which claims it is an "obtrusive advert".
The Arabic symbols translate as "with the will/grace of God, may God grant him peace, there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger".
Homeowner Mahmood Ali, who wants to illuminate the sign, says the symbols are a blessing on his house in Chepstow Road.
An appeal will be heard next month.
The sign is bright green, plastic and 2m (6ft 7ins) long.