An estimated 5,000 Muslims gathered in Surrey this weekend to pledge loyalty to Britain in light of concerns over the popularity of the extremist militant group Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), and the alleged involvement of Britons.
The three-day residential event, organised by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (Amya), has brought together 5,000 young British Muslim men from England, Scotland and Wales, to foster bonds of brotherhood and affirm their pride in being British and Muslim.
The Caliph, His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, spiritual leader to tens of millions of Muslims across the world, said: "Britain has provided a home for people from across the world. As Ahmadi Muslims, we give thanks to Queen and country for allowing us to practise our faith freely.
More top news
Designer brand Hugo Boss faces a hefty fine for health and safety breaches after a boy was crushed to death by an 18-stone mirror
Badger culls have started in Dorset despite calls from the Queen guitarist and campaigner for them to stop while he seeks a judicial review
Friday morning's forecast for the east of the region