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Campaign to eradicate grooming from all communities

We have been horrified by the details that have emerged from recent court cases and as Muslims we feel a natural responsibility to condemn and tackle this crime.

Sexual grooming and child abuse afflicts all sections of society and is perpetrated by people of all ethnic groups.

The Koran and traditions of our Prophet exhort us to act against evil and injustice, and create just societies. This is the start of what will be a nationwide project in which we seek to work with others to eradicate this practice from all communities.

– Ansar Ali, Together Against Grooming campaign

Walsall mosque bomb: pensioner arrested

Detectives from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have arrested a 75-year-old man after a home-made explosive was found near to a Walsall mosque.

The man was arrested at his home in Walsall at 4:30pm today on suspicion of causing an explosion likely to endanger life or damage property.

The investigation into the bomb began on Saturday when police were called to reports of a suspicious item at the Aisha mosque in Rutter Street, Walsall.

Witnesses say the device exploded outside the mosque on Friday night. Despite a 'loud bang', nobody reported the explosion.

The next day debris was brought inside the mosque and the police were alerted.The man has been taken to a police station in the West Midlands where he is being questioned by detectives. His home address is being searched as part of the investigation.

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Police officer describes attack in Birmingham mosque

A police officer who was stabbed protecting worshippers in a Birmingham mosque has described for the first time, the moment he was attacked.

PC Adam Koch says if it wasn't for their help, he wouldn't be alive today.

He was speaking publicly at an awards ceremony where he was being honoured for another, seperate act of bravery when he rescued a critically ill child. This is his story in his own words.

Stabbed officer honoured for bravery

A police officer who was stabbed while trying to tackle a knife-wielding man at a mosque in Birmingham, has been honoured for his overall bravery on duty.

PC Adam Koch, suffered multiple knife wounds when he confronted the man who allegedly stabbed three members of the congregation at the mosque in Ward End at the weekend. PC Koch has already paid tribute to the worshippers who helped him overpower the man.

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Injured police officer back home

Police officer recovering following mosque stabbings

A police officer who was stabbed as he went to tackle a knifeman in a mosque says he owes a massive debt of thanks to worshippers who helped him overpower the attacker.

The officer who was wearing a stab proof vest has undergone surgery to his stomach and side after being attacked by a man with a commando style knife. Andy Bevan reports.

Policeman stabbed at mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks'

A West Midlands Police officer being hailed a hero for tackling a knifeman in a Birmingham mosque says he owes a 'massive debt of thanks' to worshippers who helped him overpower the man.

PC Adam Koch, 31, suffered multiple knife wounds when he confronted a man who had allegedly stabbed three members of the congregation at Madrassa Qasim Uloom mosque, Washwood Heath Road on the evening of 15th June.

"I owe those people a massive debt of thanks and help if it wasn't for their help, bravely running towards a man they'd already seen brandishing a large knife, I may not be here today.

"As soon as I'm back on my feet I intend to visit the mosque and ask the imam to pass on my gratitude to the worshippers who put their own safety in jeopardy to assist me.

"In the end it was a great community effort to overpower the man and arrest him."

– PC Adam Koch
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