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.”