Finsbury Park mosqueFinsbury Park mosque
in Finsbury Park, London, England
was built c.1990
to serve the large Muslim
population in the area. The mosque became associated with radical Islamism
in the early 2000s, in particular related to its association with Abu Hamza al Masri
The Charity Commission expressed concerns about the management of the mosque, and its apparent use for political activities.
On January 20, 2003 the mosque was raided by British police, apparently as part of the investigation into the discovery of ricin in Wood Green. A number of men who were apparently living at the mosque were arrested.
On February 4, 2003, Sheikh Abu Hamza al-Masri was removed from his position as an agent of the mosque.