Radicalism and terrorism is like cancer in the body of Muslims community

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Spokesman of MQI UK Shahid Mursaleen said that " Anjem Choudary must understand that freedom of expression in Britain is not a license for people to be irresponsible. Anjem Choudary and Al-Muhajiroun have definitely NOT got the authority to speak about Islam."
Radicalism and terrorism is like cancer in the body of Muslims community [09th January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) is dismayed at yet another  letter by Anjem Choudary posted on his website and urge him to stop creating a commotion and come to his senses. Spokesman of MQI UK Shahid Mursaleen said that " Anjem Choudary must understand that freedom of expression in Britain is not a license for people to be irresponsible. Anjem Choudary and Al-Muhajiroun have definitely NOT got the authority to speak about Islam." Minhaj-ul-Quran International leader Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that "Freedom of expression, democracy and tolerance are core aspects of Islam and Islamic democracy but they must not be abused." Shahid Mursaleen added that "Radicalism which leads towards terrorism is like a cancer within the body of Muslims worldwide and the majority of Muslims do not want it to be part of their body." "We need to prepare the younger generation mentally and academically, intellectually and spiritually against extremist tendencies and radical and terrorist attitudes in order to tackle this new wave of growing extremism in Britain" "We invite extremists for an open dialogue in a peaceful manner in order to challenge and change them academically and intellectually against extremism and radicalism in Britain." Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK has arranged a seminar at the Houses of Parliament for next week to discuss the reasons why extremist and radical elements exist in Britain and how we can tackle it in which Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri and Minister for Communities Shahid Malik will speak. MQI UK is also holding a conference at Queen Mary, University of London to discuss Islamic Political System, Democracy, Freedom of speech and growing Radicalism in Britain. Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, who is son of the prominent scholar Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, will be speaking at the conference along with Minhaj-ul-Quran International Secretary General Dr Raheeq Abbasi" [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