I mentioned last month that the inter-Salafi dispute at Masjid Tawhid in Leyton, East London had appeared to be nearing a conclusion following a blog post by new Quilliamite Usama Hasan who said he was resigning his position as a Trustee of the Mosque following the results of an arbitration to which he had been a party.
Now, however, it appears that allegations have been made by Usama Hasan to the Charities Commission that some of those now involved in running Masjid Tawhid are terrorist sympathisers or Islamic radicals or something of that sort. You may recall that Usama Hasan last month wrote a very funny article – which he has since removed from his blog but which can still be read here – in which he seemed to accuse just about everyone who was opposing him of being closet extremists.
The vigilant souls at Islamophobia Watch have posted a very interesting analysis of the latest developments including the London Evening Standard’s story yesterday which was headlined ‘Mosque Near Olympics Site in ‘Terror Link’ Investigation’. The story was written by Tom Harper. As it happens, Harper is the very same journalist who wrote a libellous story about me in the Mail on Sunday a few years ago – a story for which the MoS had to subsequently publicly apologise to me both in print and in court and also pay me damages.
Update: I have been thinking about this today – I know I am that sad. But could it be that Usama Hasan has a Messiah-complex (or more accurately, a Mahdi-complex)?