Helping police an ‘Islamic duty’
More than 200 people, including imams, community activists and police representatives, gathered to lay out ways to combat the threat of terrorism. A spokesman said there was a real willingness to accept the ‘problem within the Muslim community’.
A representative of the Muslim Council of Britain told the BBC that the problem of terrorism lay with a small number of extremists who shared a ‘violent worldview’ and who are ‘killing civilians for what they believe is an interpretation of Islam’. He added that leading imams at the meeting called it a ‘lethal misinterpretation’.