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London mosque chairman demands removal from banks' terrorism blacklist
The chairman of Finsbury Park mosque has demanded to be removed from a confidential terrorism blacklist used by UK high street banks, warning that it "alienated and demonised" members of the mainstream Muslim community.
Mohammed Kozbar said he was "shocked and astonished" to find the north London mosque described as a terrorism risk on a confidential database used by 49 out of the world's biggest 50 banks.
He made the discovery following a BBC Radio 4 documentary due to be aired on Tuesday night by the journalist Peter Oborne into why HSBC cancelled the accounts of several prominent Islamic bodies without explanation last year.
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