UK sends begging letter to Imams: Be more British…please

Yea, that’ll work.

Eric Pickles writes to 1,100 imams and community leaders, urging them to tackle radicals and make young Muslims proud of Britain

But while the government’s letter is an attempt to remind Muslim leaders of their responsibilites to quell extremism, it runs the risk of being seen as divisive and angering Islamic leaders, with many Muslims feeling they have been unjustly associated with radicals.

In the letter Mr Pickles and Lord Ahmed, the communities minister, said imams must declare “more clearly than ever before” that Muslims should be proud to be British.
Young Muslims must be told that there are “other ways to express disagreement” and that jihadism has “nothing to offer them”.