The Manchester Islamic Centre (more commonly known as the Didsbury Mosque) denounces the terrorist attack by Salman Abedi, who used to attend the mosque. Reportedly, Abedi once responded negatively to an anti-extremism sermon at the mosque, after which his possibly Islamist views were brought to the attention of the home office.
The mosque has a strong Libyan contingent of which the Abedi family was a part. However, the mosque is large and serves a diverse community of worshippers. The mosque emphasised that the attack was in no way representative of the religion of Islam.