Leaflets have been handed out apparently calling for a ban on dogs in public places.
Describing them as ‘impure’, campaign group For Public Purity wants them to be barred from ‘public spheres’ out of respect for Muslim families.
The leaflets have been distributed in Manchester in areas where there are large Muslim populations, including Muslims who own dogs.
‘We were a little bit concerned at first that it was somebody targeting us because we have a dog, but leaflets have been posted to other houses on the street.
‘I am slightly concerned by it. I have got a lot of Muslim friends and people who I work with. It is going down the route of telling people how to live their lives and I do not think anyone should be doing that. I would not impose my beliefs and my view of life on other people.’
Councillor Naeem Hassan said: ‘I think this is somebody trying to divide the community. I do not see any problems at all. I want to say to people to just ignore this.’