Greenwich Islamic Centre denies links with Muhammad Emwazi

Greenwich Islamic Centre

Greenwich Islamic Centre, where the newly-unmasked ISIS excecutionner Muhammad Emwazi, aka “Jihadi John,” is alleged to have attended has denied any links to him.

The director of the mosque Dr Tariq Abbasi said he had “no knowledge of any such visit made by him”.

In a statement he said: “It is our clear understanding that whilst he might have visited the Mosque for prayers, like tens of thousands of people do each month, we have no knowledge of any such visit made by him, and there has never been any link whatsoever between the centre and Mohammad Emwazi.

“We condemn in the strongest terms any form of extremist ideology and would like to remind our communities and press about the efforts and struggle this centre had to go through in the past to get rid of people like Omar Bakri , Anjem Choudhry, Usman Ali and their followers.

“Furthermore, we express our sadness that yet another young member of our society has allegedly ended up radicalised in the hands of extremists, which is totally and utterly against the teachings of Islam.”

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