The largest Islamic gathering in the UK has opened with a call to end “hate incidents” among Muslims.
Around 30,000 Ahmadi Muslims from dozens of countries are holding an annual convention at Alton, Hampshire.
On Tuesday, Tanveer Ahmed, a Sunni Muslim, was jailed for life for the religiously-motivated murder of Ahmadi shop keeper Asad Shah in Glasgow.
Support group Tell MAMA said there had been “a rise in intra-Muslim hate incidents” since the murder in March.
Iman Abou-Atta, who is from the organisation which monitors attacks on Muslims, said: “It’s from different sects of the Muslim community that perceive the Ahmadiyyas as non-Muslims.”