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South Woodford imam joins calls for Muslim community to pray on London Jumma Peace Day

PUBLISHED: 18:01 16 September 2014 | UPDATED: 09:03 17 September 2014

L-R: Dr Mohammed Fahim and Met Commander Mak Chishty at Friday Prayers at South Woodford Mosque. Photo credit: Dr Mohammed Fahim

L-R: Dr Mohammed Fahim and Met Commander Mak Chishty at Friday Prayers at South Woodford Mosque. Photo credit: Dr Mohammed Fahim

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An imam has joined calls across the capital from the Muslim community for a day of peace this Friday following the murder of David Haines by Islamic State (IS).

The London Muslim Community Forum (LMCF) has appealed to all mosques to come together this Friday in a prayer for world peace.

The forum hopes to demonstrate a united front against the killings of civilians, in a move which is being seen as one of the strongest denunciations of the terrorist group yet.

IS militants released a video last weekend purporting to show aid worker David Haines, 44, being beheaded.

Dr Mohammed Fahim, the imam at South Woodford Mosque in Mulberry Way, is supporting the peace day at this Friday prayer.

He said: “Islam is against these barbaric and inhumane acts, which have been taking place.

“There are no sensible people supporting IS. At our mosque we lecture people regularly to say that this is not our religion.”

He also added IS’ actions were not allowed, according to Islam.

Metropolitan Police Commander Mak Chishty, who has visited South Woodford Mosque to talk to the congregation, called for the condemnation of IS.


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