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.
MAB has become a platform where strong Muslim individuals can unite. It also has built a strong Muslim community through educational, social, spiritual and political programs. It has become a strong voice for British Muslims. They contributed positively in so many ways, most notable was the managing of the Finsbury Park mosque and eliminating the extremist elements that were found inside the mosque.