ET: LONDON: Several prominent British Muslims said Friday that police have warned they may be in danger, after they were named as enemies of Islam in a video purportedly made by extremists linked to Somalia’s Shebab militants.
London’s Metropolitan Police said it was investigating the hour-long film, which was posted on YouTube on Wednesday but has since been removed.
“We’re aware of the video reportedly released by al-Shebab,” a Scotland Yard spokesman told AFP.
“We are currently assessing its content. A number of individuals have been spoken to following the release of the video.”
At least four Muslim commentators – all of whom have spoken out against extremism – said they had been visited by police after being named in the film.
The US-based monitor SITE Intelligence Group had identified the video as having been produced by the Shebab, the Somali group that claimed responsibility for a bloody attack at a Nairobi shopping mall last month.
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