An East Birmingham-based Muslim and Christian group is calling for calm in the inner city areas.
A spokesman for the Saltley Gate Peace Group urged local Muslims not to get involved in any 'backlash' against the police, and not to let community relations suffer because of the high-profile raids.
They also appealed for an apology from the police if no charges against the arrested ensued.
The Saltley Gate Peace Group is an inner-city faith organisation in Birmingham, formed by both Muslim and Christian leaders, and their work includes combating extremism amongst youngsters.
"Community relations with the police are very strong here,' said SGPG spokesman Adam Yousef.
"Those arrested will be known to many in the community and so friends, neighbours, relatives and colleagues should remain calm following the raids.
"Because of the political climate and the sight of all the roads blocked off and officers surrounding every street, it can demonise the police and make them look like the bogeyman.
"The SGPG believes it is in the interest of the Muslim community in these areas that people of all faiths show solidarity and a united front against any backlash that may result upon any individuals or organisations in response."
He also urged against any reprisals from Muslims on non-Muslims, and from far right groups on Muslims.
"It is the idea of blame by a few individuals that we want to avoid," he said.
"Incidents like this can create the impression that suddenly there's an enemy within, even though these people have previously been neighbours.
"If the individuals are found guilty of wrong-doing, they will be charged and if they are innocent, they will be released. If this is the case, an apology from the police should follow, because a headline-grabbing incident like this stays in people's memories."
Allah Ditta, founding member of Alum Rock Islamic Centre, said he feared the "diverse" community would be "picking up the pieces" of today’s high profile arrests for years to come.
He said: "I just wish the police could have been more discreet because at the moment it’s just suspicion. At the moment the whole of the community are labelled as terror suspects."
Father Allan Townsend, priest in charge of the Alum Rock Parish, said: "I hope the community will not judge all Muslims who live in this area by what has happened today. The majority of residents live in harmony."