Muslims in east London were warned not to vote in the General Election in what has been branded an "intimidating" and "covert" leafleting campaign.

Flyers claiming that "Islam is the only real working solution for the UK" were stuck to the windscreens of residents' cars in the borough of Tower Hamlets on Thursday.

The leaflets also warned that voting for "man-made law" is "shirk" – associated with worshipping more than one deity – and that "democracy is a system whereby man violates the right of Allah".

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