British Muslims Welcome Government Ban of Extremist Group ‘Al Mahairoun’

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MQI UK spokesman Shahid Mursaleen said that “We have always supported the idea of banning extreme individuals and extremist groups from working in this country and have for a very long time been frustrated that they have been allowed to infiltrate universities and mosques to promote a message of hatred with their anti-west agendas.”
British Muslims Welcome Government Ban of Extremist Group ‘Al Minhajiroun [10th January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran international UK (MQI UK) has said that it has welcomed the Government’s plan to ban the extremist organisation Al Mahajiroun and also to stop the Wootton Bassett march. MQI UK spokesman Shahid Mursaleen said that “We have always supported the idea of banning extreme individuals and extremist groups from working in this country and have for a very long time been frustrated that they have been allowed to infiltrate universities and mosques to promote a message of hatred with their anti-west agendas.” Shahid Mursaleen added that “for too long a small group of extremists are trying to hijack Islam and British Muslims and also hopes that the implication of this ban will be that moderate Muslim organisations such as Minhaj-ul-Quran UK which convey a peaceful, tolerant and moderate message of Islam will be supported and assisted by the government in order to tackle this new wave of growing extremism in British Universities.” He further 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.” Senior MQI UK advisor, Mrs Samra Yasmin Qadri said that “with the support of the government, moderate Islamic organisations can work effectively on all levels in society in order to create integrated law-abiding, respectful, peaceful and moderate Muslims and Muslim communities in the UK.” Senior Minhaj-ul-Quran International leader Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, who is currently on his UK lecture tour said that "We need to prepare the younger generation mentally and academically, intellectually and spiritually against extremist tendencies and radical and terrorist attitudes." Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK has arranged a seminar at the Houses of Parliament for Tuesday, 12 January 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, Dr Raheeq Abbasi, Prof Jeffery Haynes, Dr Waqar Azmi and Shahid Malik (Minister for Communities) will speak. MQI UK is also holding an anti-radicalism conference at Queen Mary, University of London to discuss the Islamic Political System, Democracy, Freedom of speech and growing Radicalism in Britain. Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, who is the 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 and http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/679769 Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has also recently issued a 600-page Fatwa (religious verdict) against Suicide bombing and terrorism declaring it Haram (un-Islamic). Please email the spokesman for a copy of the Fatwa. See here for BBC coverage and the Washington Post coverage: http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/2009/12/091206_qadri_fatwa_zee.shtml and http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/12/05/AR2009120503001.html 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