The stance of Tower Hamlets First councillor Mahbub Alam regarding the terrorist attack on the the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris and press freedom are interesting.
Cllr. Alam is a leading light in leading local charity Islamic Forum Europe (IFE), and a close associate of Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman and Respect Party MP George Galloway. He is also known for the fact that he rarely posts a comment on Twitter without a grinning selfie.
Due to the wonders of modern technology you can read his views on Twitter, he is @MahbubAlam01 and or view highlights below.
Here are some of the comments. Updates as and when Cllr. Alam is capable of giving a straight answer to a straight question.