Muslim leaders urge support for anti-terror police

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Britain's leading Muslim organisation is writing to mosques across the country urging them to help police fight terrorism, it emerged today.

Britain's leading Muslim organisation is writing to mosques across the country urging them to help police fight terrorism, it emerged today.

The Muslim Council of Britain wants imams and community leaders to be alert for possible illegal activities.

Council spokesman Inayat Bunglawala said on GMTV: "This week the Muslim Council has written to every single mosque in the country to urge them to remind Muslims to be vigilant and alert.

"We are citizens like everyone else. It is important that we fight this battle in a united fashion. I am sure Muslims will do their duty."

Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary General of the council, said brought attention to concern about of an attack taking place in the UK.

He said: "It is important that we exercise vigilance in terms of fulfilling our duty. If there is anything we become aware of, it is our duty to ensure that this is reported immediately to the police. We will not tolerate terrorism."

The letter, destined for over 1,000 mosques, states: "Islam categorically forbids violence and killing of innocents, let alone indulging in violence which can cause death and mayhem."