Fear of terror attacks is as real for ordinary Muslims in Britain as it is for anyone else, the leader of a faith group said, as she and others told of worsening Islamophobia in the wake of atrocities this year.

Those who look on Muslims with suspicion risk causing a more divided society, and misunderstand the true teachings of the religion, said Fariha Khan, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Women's Association in the UK.

Dr Khan was among those who stood on Westminster Bridge just days after Khalid Masood's terror attack in March, in which five people died.

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