Met appeals to London Muslims

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The UK's Muslim community must help London's police in the fight against terrorism, the Met Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair has said. Speaking at a the Minhaj-ul-Quran Mosque in Forest Gate, East London, he appealed to worshippers: "I need you".
The UK's Muslim community must help London's police in the fight against terrorism, the Met Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair has said. Speaking at a the Minhaj-ul-Quran Mosque in Forest Gate, East London, he appealed to worshippers: "I need you". "We have got nearly 1m Muslims in London, 1.6 in the UK," he said. "We've only got 300 Muslim police officers in London - that's not good enough. I need your mothers, fathers, sons and daughters." "We must seize this moment, this weekend, next week. "We have to seize a moment in which the Muslim community in Britain changes from your position of shock and disbelief into active engagement in counter-terrorism." The attacks were not anything to do with Islam, he said, but were done in the name of Islam "and that puts the responsibility on all of us".
This is the worst nightmare that can happen to the British Muslim community
Sir Ian Blair
"There's nothing wrong with being a fundamentalist Muslim, Jew or Christian, the key issue is the slide into extremism," he said. He compared the "perversion of the virtues of Islam" behind the London "atrocities" to anti-abortionists in America who shoot doctors. "For you I know this is the worst nightmare that can happen to the British Muslim community," he said. "But the police service is engaged with your leaders to reach out to you." It was not the police or intelligence services that would defeat terrorism, he said, but communities.  Source: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/4686519.stm