More than 100 Muslim organisations and scholars have called for the removal of Sara Khan from her post as the UK government’s commissioner for countering extremism.

The petition sent to the UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd condemned Khan’s appointment and voiced concern that it would hamper the government’s relationship with Britain’s Muslim community.

Signatories of the petition include the grassroots organisation MEND, which was criticised previously by Khan, and the Muslim Council of Britain.

The letter called on the UK government to reverse Khan’s appointment with “immediate effect”.

It said that Khan has “no grassroots credibility within the Muslim community” and lacks academic background and serious practical experience to take up the role.


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