29 May 2017

Leaders at Didsbury Mosque attended by Manchester bomber admit they have a 'lot to learn'

Faith leaders at a mosque attended by Manchester Arena bomber Salman Abedi have said they need to do more to deter young people away from extremism - and have admitted they have ‘a lot to learn’.

Didsbury Mosque was attended by the killer and his family.

Fawzi Haffar, a trustee of the mosque, told tonight’s BBC Panorama: “I have to be truthful. We have a lot to learn, [we] have to be more conscious.”

Mr Haffar said the mosque required ‘proper policies’ to keep people away from extremist ideologies.

He added: “When we did find out that he attended this mosque we had to really ask some of our employees whether they remembered him. And some of them say they did. [Manchester Evening News] Read more