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Anti-terror legislation condemned

PUBLISHED August 17, 2005

Muslim groups have condemned proposed anti-terrorism legislation saying it could lead to the "demonisation" of legitimate Islamic values and beliefs.

An Islamic Human Rights Commission statement has 38 signatories, including the Muslim Association of Britain.
Plans to close mosques accused of "fomenting extremism" could create a "very radical sub-culture which we all seek to prevent", the statement says.