More on the planned 70,000 seater London mega-mosque.
It's not the fact that London is building a new mosque that bothers me, nor is it that the plans are for such a large mosque. It's the sponsors that we should worry about.
The project has the backing of a group called Tabligh-i-Jamaat, a missionary Sunni sect. They claim to be 'non-violent' but a number of convicted terrorists have passed through its ranks, including John Walker Lindh and Richard Reid (the shoe bomber). The movement's European headquarters is in Dewsbury, Yorkshire, and was often visited by Mohammed Khan, the mastermind of the 7/7 bombings.
Many of London's Muslims , like Dr. Irfan al-Alawi, are also concerned and believes the mosque will be a security threat,
"I think, yes. Once the youth have been brainwashed, and been captured by the satanic ideology of the Tablighis, yes, it will come as a very hard-hitting movement."
"The person who is really behind it is Ken Livingstone"
The question is, why?