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Imam condemns 'poisonous' ideology of Isis
by Dave Higgens
An imam has told hundreds of worshippers the "poisonous and deluded" ideology of Isis has nothing to do with the Muslim faith as he remembered the victims of the Tunisian beach massacre, which included Stephen Mellor from Bodmin in Cornwall.
Qari Asim was one of many imams across the UK who dedicated their Friday services to distancing the faith from the "extremists and fanatics" and declaring solidarity with those affected by recent terror attacks around the world.
Mr Asim talked for around an hour about the Muslim response to Isis and the terror threat to more than 800 men at his mosque – the Makkah masjid, in Leeds - which is just a short distance from where the 7/7 bomb factory was found in 2005.
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