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Imams urge British Muslims not to join foreign jihad

Religious leaders have called on British Muslims not to travel to Syria and Iraq to join militant groups, including Isis.

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British Muslims 'must unify against sectarian violence'

Leading Imams have called on British Muslims to show unification in the face of sectarian fighting in a letter urging readers not to join militant groups in Syria and Iraq.

The open letter stressed "the value of unity and perseverance" among all branches of Muslims in a Ramadan appeal for peace.

As we near the end of the first week of Ramadan our message is simple, we have come together to urge British Muslim communities not to fall prey to any form of sectarian divisions or social discord.Here in the UK we are Sunnis and Shias, brothers in Islam - and brothers in Britain too.

– Qari Mohammed Asim, imam at Leeds Makka Mosque

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