10 February 2011
Mosque could seek libel damages from David Cameron
David Cameron may face a claim for compensation on the grounds of libel in the near future, it has been revealed.
The prime minister could face action after Mohammad Naseem - chairman of the Birmingham Central Mosque, which was the second purpose-built mosque erected in the UK and opened to the public in 1975 - revealed that he is seeking legal advice over comments made by him recently.
During an interview, Mr Cameron listed the place of worship as one location where extremist Islamic ideas with regard to the September 11th 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City could be spread.
"You have to say to the people in Birmingham Central Mosque, or wherever, who are saying 9/11 is a Jewish conspiracy, that that is not an acceptable attitude to have," he commented.
However, Mr Naseem has dismissed this notion and commented that the mosque "will be taking advice about libel action".
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Posted by Richard Saunders