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Armed forces imam: UK 'not at war with Islam'

13 January 2014 Last updated at 01:16 GMT

The British armed forces' first Muslim chaplain says there is no conflict between being a Muslim and fighting for Britain.

Imam Asim Hafiz also challenged Muslim extremists who claimed the UK and US were waging a war against Islam.

Referring to people like the men who killed Fusilier Lee Rigby, he said: "These individuals are misled. They are not educated. They haven't necessarily studied the Koran... and have no appreciation of what the faith is about.

"To consider an unarmed individual in a time of peace to be a legitimate target for murder is absolutely unacceptable."

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