Üzeyir Kabaktepe (Çoǧlu, Turkey, 1966) grows up in Utrecht. Kabaktepe is already active at a young age for the Islamic-nationalist movement Milli Görüş; first in Utrecht and Amersfoort, later in Amsterdam. In 1994 he buys the old Riva terrain to establish a mosque complex. This is against the zoning regulations, but he still manages to force a situation of tolerance by going to court. Later, he becomes one of the initiators of the Westermoskee project. After disagreements with, amongst others, the headquarters of Milli Görüş in Cologne, he leaves the organisation and is sued in court for fraud and forgery.