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A sermon going out to congregations in mosques today has warned that a "major challenge" will be created for the Muslim community in the wake of the sentencing of a paedophile ring made up of seven Asian men and the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.
The sermon will also focus on the responsibility placed on Muslims to ensure they do all they can to safeguard children and vulnerable people in their communities.
Around 500 mosques across Britain will deliver sermons today to hundreds of thousands of Muslims condemning street grooming by gangs. Imams and religious leaders will address congregations to highlight how the Koran condemns all forms of sexual indecency.
The campaign has been organised by Together Against Grooming, an organisation set up to tackle street grooming by gangs.
The move comes after five members of a paedophile ring found guilty of grooming vulnerable underage girls were given life sentences at the Old Bailey. Two other defendants were both jailed for seven years.
Campaign group Tackle Against Grooming has issued a statement ahead of delivering sermons to hundreds of thousands of Muslims today, condemning street grooming by gangs.
In the statement by Tag: