Britain's police force has revealed a "startling disconnect" with Muslims by suggesting no longer shopping at Marks & Spencer is an indicator of extremism, the Muslim Council of Britain has warned.

Shuja Shafi, general secretary of the body, hit out at the country's most senior Muslim policeman for making the suggestion and has written to his superior for confirmation.

Mr Shafi said it was "hugely worrying" that Scotland Yard commander Mak Chishty pointed to a sudden stop in alcohol consumption or M&S shopping as possible signs of radicalisation.

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