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Imran Awan is a Senior Lecturer in Criminology at the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. You can follow him on Twitter @ImranELSS.
When the far-right came to Birmingham looking for trouble, Muslim community leaders advised staying away but I wanted to see the threat for myself.
It will be a refreshing treat to listen to the call for prayer via a mainstream British media channel for the first time, says Imran Awan.