Muhammad Yaseen Khan, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, Wolverhampton
Muhammad Yaseen Khan said children were being targeted by extremists on the internet and were being given the ‘wrong’ message in mosques.
His comments come amid a nationwide campaign, backed by West Midlands Police, after 22 girls were reported missing and feared to have joined jihadists in the so-called Islamic State (Isis) in Syria.
Mr Khan declared British followers of Islam were not true Muslims if they were not loyal to their country.
The president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association, which runs the Bait-Ul-Ata Mosque on Wolverhampton’s Willenhall Road, said a ‘lack of leadership’ in the Muslim world was to blame.
“Friday sermons should be monitored by the Home Office,” he said. “Any church in the UK would welcome people in on Sunday mornings. We should all be delivering a message of peace.
“If you go to a mosque you should be welcome, as you would be at ours. If there’s nothing to hide there should be nothing wrong with someone from the Home Office being there.”
He said: “This country is very gracious. It has given people the right to stay. But there are mullahs who have come here and brought a poisonous ideology with them”…