24-hours after more than 100,000 Imams urged British Muslims not to fight in Syria, Muslim community leaders said only a small minority are being radicalised.
Today, people at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre, in Hamilton in Leicester, were donating food for the homeless during the holy month of Ramadan.
Volunteers at the centre said Islam is a peaceful religion and say the faith has been demonised by recent events.
Zuli Hassam, leader at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre, in Hamilton in Leicester said:
This is a small group of people who have chosen something - either because they have been radicalised in this way or they have been manipulated - but they are a very small minority. The majority of Muslims are peace-loving, law-abiding citizens who care for each other and who care for society.
Hasina Kassam, who volunteers at the centre, spoke of how extremism has given people a false perception of Muslims and said:
It's very sad, it's all misunderstood and unfortunately we all get labelled with one brush. But we're part of the Ismaili community and the Aga Khan is our spiritual leader. We're all into humanity, we all want to serve one another, we're all regarded as brothers and sisters. There's no division.
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