Do Muslim minorities have a “special burden” to help track down extremists, as Sajid Javid, the U.K. government’s most senior Muslim, said in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Paris?

This is a sensitive question for any of Europe’s Muslim populations and on Monday, the U.K. government jumped in head first with a letter to 1,000 imams. In it, the religious leaders were asked to carry out their “important responsibility: in explaining and demonstrating how faith and Islam can be part of British identity.”

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