The Ashland man who allegedly plotted
to fly explosive-laden, remote-controlled airplanes into federal
buildings in Washington, D.C., was asked to leave a Roxbury mosque last
year because of his radical Islamic views and suspected support of Al
Qaeda, a mosque official said yesterday.
Ferdaus was said to revere the terrorist organization, and he
criticized the mosque’s participation in interfaith efforts and in
politics. He also disapproved of the mosque’s liberal policies that
allowed men and women to eat and drink together in its cafe and was
hostile toward women he thought dressed inappropriately or who had
conversations with men, the official said.
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