A live televised debate for Channel 4 news on whether the Niqab or Islamic face-veil should be banned in public places was filmed in the borough's biggest mosque.

The debate, which was broadcast to the nation last night, was the first televised event to be filmed in the East London Mosque on Whitechapel road.

Around 50 women, most of them wearing a full face-veil, sat in the audience for the "Question Time"-like event in the hall of the London Muslim Centre, part of the mosque's building.

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