Throughout the past seven years, North Kensington's Imam Driss Boumzough has remained one of Binyam Mohamed's greatest supporters.
Friends of former Guantanamo Bay detainee Binyam Mohamed say he is in 'high spirits' despite his ordeal and looking forward to returning to North Kensington after a spell recuperating on the south coast.
Imam Driss, formerly of the Golborne Road mosque, has spoken to friends of the former Golborne Road resident, who was released on Monday after a seven-year imprisonment in jails on three continents, including the last four in the notorious US-run camp in Cuba.
"I understand he's doing very well, he's happy to be home and is in high spirits," Imam Driss told the London Informer.
"He has suffered a lot but seems to be ok. Now he just needs to relax before he returns to the area where he has some friends and tries to restart his life."
But relief at Mr Mohamed's return has been tempered by claims his imprisonment without charge and alleged torture while in US custody took place with the knowledge of the British Government.
The allegations, denied by British authorities, have deepened feelings of marginalisation among the local Muslim population, the Imam says.
"People are scared this terrible thing could happen to them to them. It feels as if everyone could have their turn," he said.
"Binyam's detention has made Muslim people feel they will not be treated as British citizens. That makes my job helping people understand the wonderful things about British society and culture harder.
"As Imams we're trying to calm the community, but these kind of incidents damage our work. The way to fix it is for the truth about who was involved to come out soon," he said.
Mr Mohamed, who was born in Ethiopia and came to the UK in 1994, is understood to be staying out of London until suitable accommodation can be found for him in North Kensington.
He lived near Golborne Road for seven years while awaiting the outcome of an asylum application and friends say he wants to move back to the area.
His troubles started in 2002 during a visit to Pakistan, where he was arrested for a visa infringement and handed to US authorities who refused his request for a lawyer saying 'the rules have changed. You don't get a lawyer.'
They in turn 'rendered' him to Morocco on a CIA jet where he was held, and allegedly tortured with a scalpel, for 18 months.
In January 2004, he was transferred to a secret CIA jail known as the 'dark prison' near Kabul, Afghanistan, where he says he was shackled and subjected to sleep deprivation.
He was finally flown to Guantanamo in September 2004, where he remained until his release this week, sparking an exhausting campaign for his freedom.
Mr Mohamed has never faced terror charges, prompting questions over the legality of his detention.
Councillor Pat Mason, of the Golborne Ward, joined calls from Mr Mohamed's lawyers at legal charity Reprieve and several other civil liberties organisations, for a full inquiry into the circumstances of his imprisonment.
"Anyone in the US government and British security services involved with kidnapping and torturing my Golborne resident, Binyam Mohamed, should be indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity, and that includes George Bush," he said. "They tortured him for five years and still couldn't find anything to charge him with because he was always innocent."
Mr Mohamed's lawyers will now apply for him to be given indefinite leave to remain in the country
while they prepare a series of lawsuits.
US lawyer Lieutenant Colonel Yvonne Bradley said: "He'll spend this week just clearing his head. After that, counsellors will be lined up to help him and he'll consider speaking to the media. I don't think a lot of this has hit him yet."