‘Radical Islamic sect’ may have East London in its grip, Standard warns

In an article headlined “Radical Islamic sect ‘has half of Britain’s mosques in its grip’“, the Evening Standard takes up today’s Times witch-hunt against Deobandism.

An accompanying leader opines: “Given that the Deobandis have links with Tablighi Jamaat, the group applying to build Europe’s biggest mosque in east London, the exact nature of these views needs to be understood and confronted…. the planning authority concerned for the proposed east London mosque is the London Docklands Development Corporation. As a matter of urgency, this body has a duty to analyze the risk that such views may be promulgated in the building, and their potential effect on the mixed population of east London.”