Green Lane Masjid replies to Quilliam

The Green Lane Masjid has issued another press release replying to the attack by the Quilliam Foundation. It states in part:

“Unfortunately, it appears that the Quilliam Foundation has set out with a pre-determined agenda to create mischief and portray us in a negative light, in order to foment divisions amid British Muslims along sectarian lines and generate mistrust amongst the wider public. We believe that the press release issued by the Quilliam Foundation will play into the hands of those who wish to exacerbate tensions within society, and portrays Green Lane Masjid and Community Centre in a defamatory and negative light.”

Quilliam, for its part, has published an open letter to Faisal Al-Jassim attempting to justify their accusation that he is a “fellow traveller” of al-Qaida.