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Trump 'plain wrong' over claims about British Muslims.

DONALD TRUMP is "plain wrong" to accuse British Muslims of failing to report suspected terrorists, Theresa May told MPs.

The US presidential hopeful said it was a "big problem" that Muslims were "absolutely not reporting" suspicious activity.

But the Home Secretary hit back at the US tycoon-turned-politician, saying his claims were "absolutely not the case" as she updated the Commons on the Brussels terror attacks. The front-runner for the Republican nomination told ITV's Good Morning Britain that Muslim communities were not doing enough to prevent attacks like the carnage in the Belgian capital.

"When they see trouble they have to report it. They are not reporting it. They are absolutely not reporting it and that is a big problem," he said.

Mrs May told MPs: "I understand he said that Muslims were not coming forward in the UK to report matters of concern. This is absolutely not the case, he is just plain wrong."

She added: "We do see there are people in Muslim communities around the UK who are as concerned as everybody else is in the UK, both about the attacks that have taken place, but also about the perversion of Islam which underlines the ideology that has led to violence." And Deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu from the UK Counter Terrorism Policing Network said Mr Trump's remarks were "wrong" and risked playing into the hands of the terrorists by demonising the very people the police needed to help them.

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Date:Mar 24, 2016
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