What to make of the suggestion that Birmingham Central Mosque is to sue David Cameron following comments he made at the weekend?
Cameron is quoted as stating:
"You have to confront the extremism itself. You have to say to the people in Birmingham Central Mosque, or wherever, who are saying 9/11 is a Jewish conspiracy, that that is not an acceptable attitude to have."
However wrong Cameron may be on issues ranging from cuts to foreign policy, he can hardly be blamed for associating Birmingham Central Mosque with absurd conspiracy theories. In 2009 the BBC's Conspiracy Files programme found Mosque Chairman Dr Mohammed Naseem distributing 200 copies of the DVD 7/7 Ripple Effect around the mosque, which propagates the view that Israel was behind the London bombings.
At the time of the 7/7 attacks, Dr Naseem gave a press conference at which he refused to believe Muslims could have been involved in the attacks. The Conspiracy Files programme ended with Dr Naseem meeting leading 9/11 'truth' activist Tony Gosling to plan further work together. Given this background, Dr Naseem may struggle to find a solicitor willing to take his case forward.
One final point to ponder. Relations were not always so poor however between the mosque and the Prime Minister. Back on 5 February 2007, when David Cameron was mere leader of the opposition, he travelled to Birmingham and spent time at - Birmingham Central Mosque. Perhaps that day someone forgot to clear away some of the 'truth' literature so eagerly distributed by mosque Chairman Dr Mohammed Naseem?