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Liverpool Muslim leaders have defended their decision to auction a flag associated with the Islamic State to raise funds for a mosque.

Markaz Imam Ahmad (MIA) mosque spokesman Mohamed Rima said there was nothing sinister about the public auction. A painting of the flag was also sold at the auction.

"It was to fundraise to purchase the building that we're in," Mr Rima said.


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