MUSLIM divides has caused civil war on the streets of Britain, according to the chief executive of a counter-extremism think tank.
The chief executive of the Quiliam Foundation, Haras Rafiq, has claimed that civil war has spread onto the UK’s streets.
He said this the killers deemed their victims “not being Muslim enough” and it has led to “ISIS-style” killings on British street.
He said: “The last three killings of Muslims to be picked up by the media have been carried out by those who have decided that their victims ‘are not Muslim enough’.”
Mr Rafiq said that the Salafi version of Islam excommunicates Muslims who are not the same as them and under Sharia law, this means that these people can be killed.
The Muslim leader, Khalid Rashad, hired a hit man to shoot dead Abdul Hadi Arwani because of a mosque power struggle.
Rashad, who was jailed yesterday, decided to carry out the murder following a struggle over who had the right to run the An Noor cultural centre, a mosque in west London.
In a comment piece in The Times, Mr Rafiq said: “The murder of Abdul Hadi Arwani was ordered because of a mosque power struggle.
“But we should not lose sight of another factor: the different interpretations within Sunni Islam.
“We often hear of the Sunni/ Shia schism, but we should not lose sight of the fascistic purging and intimidation of Muslims within their own branch of the religion.”
The chief executive of the think tank said that “not being the right kind of Muslim now carries a potential death warrant on our streets.”
Commander Mak Chishty, head of engagement with the Metropolitan Police, said: “To kill anybody, especially over a dispute like that, beggars belief.
“The murder was brutal, it was callous and it’s robbed a community and the family of a decent man.”
The Council of Ex-Muslims of Britain has recently claimed that some Islamic families in Britain have abused and attacked their own children for choosing to refuse the teachings of the Koran.