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Muslim Roundtable frowns upon action by lawmen
The Muslim Roundtable (MR) has expressed concern about certain alleged action in Thursday's searches. The MR was formed last year, under the auspices of the National Security Ministry and US Embassy, with Muslim groups to counter extremism.
MR head Hafeez Khan, en route to the Middle East for prayers, said, "The Roundtable wants clarification on the recent raids at masjids. We commend security agencies for their intelligence gathering and follow-up action to negate any threat to security. We commend respect shown to places of worship, but the process of breaking down and shooting down doors of innocent persons and injuring them cannot be condoned.
"We hope the same diligence applies to the situation that resulted in the record number of murders in the last two years. We're willing to work with agencies on strategies to help reduce any threat coming from within the Muslim community."
Islamic Front leader Umar Abdullah said yesterday the 48-hour detention period had passed without any credible "information" being produced.
"In one case we heard a blue camouflage pants was found but everyone has such types of clothing. We also have concerns about the building Rajaee Ali is now being held in."
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