The president of the Board of Deputies has been criticised for "fanning the flames of inter-community hatred" in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.

Jonathan Arkush wrote a comment piece for the JC in which he called on Britain's Muslim community to "stand up and be counted - to go beyond mere condemnation" of the attack carried out by jihadists in which eight people were killed.

While recognising that "the vile terrorists responsible for these attacks are not representative of British Muslims", Mr Arkush asked the Muslim community "to stage a huge rally of their own in a prominent location such as Trafalgar Square".

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