A couple of days ago, I covered the open letter from East London gay activists criticising the "platform for hate" provided by the fundamentalist East London Mosque/ London Muslim Centre, which regularly hosts "viciously " homophobic and extremist preachers. Now the mosque has responded by claiming it will ban homophobic speakers from its premises.
"Any speaker who is believed to have said something homophobic will not be allowed to use our premises, whether that is us organising an event or someone else," soothes the mosque's PR, Salman Farsi. "We have done as much as we possibly can. The LGBT [gay] community need to take that in good faith."
Unfortunately, it is at least the third time the East London Mosque has made this promise.