The Bishop of Oxford has said he will not contact police over a death threat after he agreed "in principle" to a Muslim call-to-prayer in Oxford.
Bishop John said Christians and Muslims enjoy good relationships
The Rt Revd John Pritchard responded positively to the idea of a broadcast from The Central Mosque in Manzil Way in an interview with a local newspaper.
After the January interview he received "hundreds of letters, e-mails and phone calls, both positive and negative".
Bishop John said he did not feel it necessary to involve the police.
He added: "My interview with the Oxford Times in January elicited a huge response.
"At the extreme end some of the comments were certainly unpleasant, and I did receive a death threat.
"This is a subject that clearly touches a very sensitive nerve in British society.
"Obviously it is never pleasant being on the receiving end of abuse, but at no stage did I feel it necessary to involve the police.
"This sort of thing clearly comes from the extreme fringe.
"On the ground in Oxford, I am glad to say that Christians and Muslims enjoy good relationships, and I am in regular contact with leaders of other faiths."
The Central Mosque is one of four east Oxford mosques, attracting congregations of up to 700.