Newspaper article about dating violence

09 Mar

“I am asking you kindly to stop these activities as it goes against the teachings of Islam,” he wrote.

Yasin has spoken at least four times since 2007 at the East London Mosque, Tower Hamlets’ most prominent Muslim institution.

Tower Hamlets’ gay community has become a particular target of extremists.

Homophobic crimes in the borough have risen by 80 per cent since 2007/8, and by 21 per cent over the last year, a period when there was a slight drop in London as a whole.

Jack Gilbert, of the Rainbow Hamlets gay group, said a more serious charge should have been brought.

“The vast majority of the community saw the material as threatening, but the police were not willing to accept it as threatening,” he said.