Language of UK plea to imams to fight radicalism angers some Muslims

January 19, 2015 10:47 AM

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Language of UK plea to imams to fight radicalism angers some Muslims

LONDON (Reuters) - A prominent British Muslim has accused the government of copying the language of the far right after ministers wrote to imams urging them to explain to fellow Muslims how Islam is compatible with being British.

In a letter to over 1,000 imams last Friday, Eric Pickles, the minister for local government and communities, urged them to explain to fellow Muslims how Islam can be "part of British identity", saying they had a responsibility to root out anyone preaching hatred.

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