Wooton Extremist March Must Not Be Allowed To Go Ahead

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LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) has expressed deep concern over the announcement by an extremist group to hold a march at Wooton Basset. MQI UK's spokesperson Shahid Mursaleen said that this group is known to consist of members who are known extremists and trouble makers including their leader Anjem Choudary.
Wooton Extremist March Must Not Be Allowed To Go Ahead [03rd January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) has expressed deep concern over the announcement by an extremist group to hold a march at Wooton Basset. MQI UK's spokesperson Shahid Mursaleen said that this group is known to consist of members who are known extremists and trouble makers including their leader Anjem Choudary. “Extremists like these always claim to speak for Islam and British Muslims yet they are not qualified to do either. These kind of extremists do not represent the British Muslims” He added that “This march will achieve nothing other than to incite hate crime against innocent law abiding British Muslims.” He said that this march should not be allowed to take place and it defies belief that a group that is supposed to be banned can operate by just changing its name. “It must be remembered that a protest by a handful of extremists at a home coming parade in Luton lead to violent demonstrations being held by the right-wing English Defence League across the UK which targeted all innocent law abiding Muslims. If the government and police do not act to stop this protest and curtail this group then there will be similar backlashes against British Muslims.” [ENDS] For any queries, please contact Minhaj-ul-Quran UK spokesperson Shahid Mursaleen on +44(0) 7786312089 Note for Editors: Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) was founded by Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri in October 1981 with a long term strategic vision to promote religious moderation, peace, love, harmony and modern Islamic sciences. Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is a professor of international law and a prominent authority on Islam has authored more than 400 published works on Islamic scholarship, law and Sufism. Dr Qadri developed his organisational network in more than 90 countries in the span of just 30 years. In the UK, Minhaj-ul-Quran has its presence since 1984 with its first official office opening in 1994 in East London. Since then Minhaj-ul-Quran UK has opened 10 centres serving all parts of the country from Glasgow to London and has more than 5000 regular members. Recently, Reuters features MQI for their work with the story “"Muslim Camp" draws UK teens to combat extremism”, please see http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5792AT20090810 For more information, please visit http://www.minhaj.org Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK 292-296 Romford Road London, E7 9HD Mobile: 07786312089 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Web: http://www.minhaj.org