THE mosque where bomber Salman Abedi worshipped hosted hate preachers who called for British soldiers to be killed and gays and adulterers to be stoned to death.
Didsbury Mosque’s YouTube channel still features videos from clerics including American Abdullah Hakim Quick. He called for homosexuals to be killed and death for those who do not follow Islam.
Hate preacher Abu Qatada delivered a speech at Manchester’s Didsbury Mosque in 1999, a former worshipper has claimed. Speaking outside the mosque before Friday prayers, Mr Alyrani said: “This mosque was always a peaceful place but then it started to change. I was there from 1994 to 1999 and left because I had arguments with people as I spoke out against Abu Qatada. He was invited to the mosque several times to give lectures. I was assaulted inside the mosque by another worshipper and had my nose broken because I spoke out against him.”
Mosque trustee Fauzi Haffar said: “I have never seen Abu Qatada. I cannot say if it’s true or not.”
MPs accused the mosque of playing a part in Abedi’s radicalisation. Labour’s Khalid Mahmood said: “It has to be asked where a 22-year-old man born and bred in Manchester gets that sort of hatred from. We tend to think the problem is the internet and social media. (you might - I don't) But people don’t just turn up one day and look at things online.”