Leading Muslim Organization Urges Muslims to Fight Terrorism

March 31, 2004

Source: The Guardian


On March 31, 2004 The Guardian ran a Press Association article that reported, "Britain's leading Muslim organisation is to write to mosques across the country urging them to help police fight terrorism. The Muslim Council of Britain wants imams and community leaders to be alert for possible illegal activities. Iqbal Sacranie, Secretary General of the council, said: 'There is a letter going to mosques across the country bringing to their attention the concern that has been expressed of an immediate attack taking place in the UK.' He added: '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.'"