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Muslim community in Leicester donates homeless supplies during Ramadan

24-hours after more than 100,000 Imams urged British Muslims not to fight in Syria, Muslims in Leicester are packing up aid parcels for a local homeless charity as part of Ramadan celebrations.

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Extremist Muslims are 'a very small minority' says community leader

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 Ismaili Muslim Community Centre, donating food for the homeless Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Zuli Hassam, leader at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre Credit: ITV News Central

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.

Hasina Kassam, a volunteer at the Ismaili Muslim Community Centre Credit: ITV News Central

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