Ahmadiyya sect regarded as ‘blasphemous’ by mainstream Muslims installs metal detectors in UK mosques after receiving death threats

A minority Islamic sect regarded as blasphemous by other Muslims has introduced airport-style security at mosques across Britain after receiving death threats.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK (AMC) has started using metal detectors and bag searches at its mosques after threats were made against its leader, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, and other group members.

The Metropolitan Police are said to be investigating the threats, which are reportedly coming from other Muslims around Britain.

Following the threats, members of the Ahmadiyya community will now have to walk through metal detectors and partake in identity checks and bag searches before entering mosques.