Monday 28th December 2009

It goes without saying that the East London Mosque condemns in the strongest possible terms the alleged attempt to blow up a transatlantic airliner in the USA. The Mosque has consistently spoken out against such acts, and will continue to do so. It is not the policy of the Mosque to invite speakers who are at variance with this policy, and we try to ensure that those who hire out our facilities adhere to this principle.

Given its community service to people of all faiths, the East London Mosque is appalled that it should be associated with such heinous acts. The Mosque cannot comment as to whether this individual attended the mosque. Over 20,000 people, of Muslim and other faiths, visit the Mosque every week. They use the mosque for many different purposes including worship, weddings, and to use any of the 30 different projects and services that are based at our institution.

The Secretary of the Mosque, Mr Ayub Khan said: “The mosque is open for the public to use on a daily basis. We have no membership like a church and therefore cannot comment on whether this individual came to East London Mosque. Our institution is a place where people are inspired to do good works for all people, of all faiths and none. We therefore are are appalled by the alleged actions of this individual.”


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