Mosque at Abbey Mills

“There has been a deliberate attempt to sensationalise this issue and it has been done on the basis of limited knowledge and misinformation. Some of the consequences, whether they were intentional or not, have been to create fear and anxiety to polarise people within our wider community.”

Transform Newham, 24 April 2007

The article also contains some interesting information about leading anti-mosque campaigner Councillor Alan Craig:

“His letter to the ‘Newham Recorder’ was published on 20th June 2001 ‘Unless there are safety or other technical objections the Muslim community should be allowed to build the mosque at West Ham’. He wrote on  27th February 2002 ‘I argued publicly that the council should give the go-ahead to the West Ham mosque’. He wrote this of the same Muslim group that in 2006 he was accuse of involvement in terrorism.”