HSBC denies targeting Muslims with account closures

A London mosque, a relief charity and a Muslim activist have all reported being given notice that their accounts with HSBC are to be closed.

The bank says it does not discuss relationships with customers but says decisions about its business "are absolutely not based on the race or religion of a customer".

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Mosque condemns 'disgraceful' HSBC actions

The chairman of Finsbury Park mosque in north London says he is shocked and angered with HSBC after receiving notice that its account with the bank would be closed.

It is shocking, unbelievable. To send us a letter without any notice. We don't understand why they have taken this action and we are not going to be quiet. It is disgraceful.

As a community organisation we are doing a good job between the communities. We have worked hard since we took over from Abu Hamza.

We have changed the mosque from an atmosphere of hostility to a cohesive atmosphere [...]

We don't receive money from abroad, we don't send any money abroad. Our reputation and credibility is on the line now.

– Mohammed Kozbar, chairman of Finsbury Park mosque

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