Iqbal Sacranie (BBC)
What? You mean they haven’t been doing this all along? From ABC:
Britain’s Muslim leaders are urging followers of Islam to cooperate with the authorities to fight terrorism.
There is fear in the Muslim community that it will be stigmatised following the arrest of eight suspected terrorists and the seizure of half a tonne of the bomb making ingredient ammonium nitrate fertiliser.
The Muslim Council of Britain is concerned the public is already linking terrorism to followers of Islam.
I appreciate this concern. The MCB would have an easier task ahead if there weren’t so many Muslims linking terrorism to followers of Islam.
General Secretary Iqbal Sacranie has reiterated that attacks like the recent bombings in Madrid are not sanctioned or supported by the wider Islamic community.
He is calling on Muslims to be vigilant and report any suspicious activities to police.
Prime Minister Tony Blair has congratulated Mr Sacranie for his public appeal.