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Four MPs have pulled out of a Commons event with a group accused of "dismissing terrorism" and promoting hostility towards Jews.

Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) claims to help British Muslims engage in the democratic process but Anna Soubry, co-chairwoman of the all-party parliamentary group on British Muslims and one of the five MPs advertised as speaking, said she had pulled out because Mend "don't have the best of reputations".

Mend's director of engagement, Azad Ali, wrote that the March attack on parliament, which killed five, was "not terrorism".


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