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UK Imams urge British Muslims to avoid joining ISIL in Syria, Iraq

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More than 100 leaders from various denominations of Sunni and Shiite Muslims, signed a letter calling on British Muslims not to travel to Iraq or Syria to fight. “We urge the British Muslim communities to continue the generous and tireless efforts to support all of those affected by the crisis in Syria and unfolding events in Iraq, but to do so from the UK in a safe and responsible way,” the open letter said, as reported by Alforat News Agency.”Our message is simple, we have come together to urge British Muslim communities not to fall prey to any form of sectarian divisions or social discord,” said Qari Mohammed Asim, an Islamic prayer leader in the Northern English city of Leeds.