‘We don’t need this Olympics mosque’

The Evening Standard applauds Dr Ghayasuddin Siddiqui’s stand against the proposed new Islamic centre in Newham, east London. The Standard informs its readers: “The ‘megamosque’ in Newham is being planned by Islamic group Tablighi Jamaat, which the FBI has described as ‘a recruiting ground’ for al Qaeda – a claim it denies. Shoebomber Richard Reid and 7/7 bombers Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer were members.”

Alan Craig of the Christian People’s Alliance is also a happy man. He is quoted as saying: “It’s fantastic that Dr Siddiqui has come out in opposition to the mosque. There are many more that are reluctant to be involved with anything to do with Tablighi Jamaat because of their rumoured connections to the Taliban.”