Anwar Awlaki was a US citizen. He was invited here in 2004. He had not come to the attention of the authorities and therefore, he entered the country legally to give lectures and talks. At that time, Awlaki did not demonstrate any signs of extremism nor did he use any hateful rhetoric. The tour was informative and beneficial to those who attended. MAB does not bear any responsibility for any statements that he subsequently made that were deemed inappropriate or any alleged action that he later did in connection with or which resulted terrorist action.
The Muslim Association of Britain doesn’t just take care of the religious needs of the Muslims, but also is actively involved in the Muslim community. Whether that is through issuing official letters to the authorities regarding current issues such as Trojan horse, or through writing articles about present issues such as Islamophobia to educate the community or through organising demonstrations against the Israeli massacre in Palestine. On a community level it also holds weekly circles of religious classes for the Muslim community.