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.
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:
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.
Kris Hopkins, MP for Keighley, has called for tighter controls to allow hotels and B&Bs to tackle child grooming.
Speaking in the Commons, he said adults staying with children should have to prove they are related to the child - or have a "legitimate relationship".
It comes after a damning report was published which accused Rotherham Council of failing to protect children in its care from sexual abuse by gangs of Asian men.
A telephone helpline is being launched in Keighley for parents who are worried their daughters are the victims of grooming. The ROSE - Risk of Sexual Exploitation - advice and support service will provide a listening ear and practical information for families who think their children are at risk.
The Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police Sir Norman Bettison will meet with members of the Asian community today to discuss the issue of the grooming of young girls by Muslim and Asian men. It follows high profile cases such as the murder of Laura Wilson.
Among those represented will be the Bradford Council & Keighley Muslim Association.