BBC: Muslims in anti-terror campaign

British Muslims are leading a new campaign condemning the recent attempted car bomb attacks in London and Glasgow.

The campaign, titled “Not in Our Name”, will be launched across the UK with adverts in newspapers.

It emphasises “the Muslim community’s rejection of any attempts to link any such criminal attacks to the teachings of Islam”, organisers said.

Muslims from various professions have backed the campaign, including doctors.

The advert, accredited to “Muslims United”, also carries a quotation from Koran reading: “Whoever kills an innocent soul, it is as if he killed the whole of mankind.

“And whoever saves one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind.”

‘Calm response’

The emergency services have been praised for “working tirelessly and courageously” while the government has been commended for handling the crisis “calmly and proportionately”.

The advert, which will also appear on billboards, buses and underground trains, calls for the community to stand united against terrorism.

The campaign has received support from Conservative Muslim Forum, Islamic Relief, the Islamic Society of Britain and Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association among others.

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