Seminar at Houses of Parliament on Radicalism and Religion

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MQI UK spokesman and event organiser Shahid Mursaleen said that “We have organised this seminar to highlight the current issue of youth radicalisation at British Universities, which has for long been ignored. We have for a very long time been frustrated by the fact that extremist groups have been allowed to infiltrate British universities and mosques to promote a message of hatred like Anjem Choudry’s hate-drama of last week”
Seminar at Houses of Parliament on Radicalism and Religion [11th January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) has organised a seminar to discuss the new wave of extremism and radicalism in Britain and its link to religious ideologies taking place on Tuesday at 11am at the Houses of Parliament. MQI UK spokesman and event organiser Shahid Mursaleen said that “We have organised this seminar to highlight the current issue of youth radicalisation at British Universities, which has for long been ignored. We have for a very long time been frustrated by the fact that extremist groups have been allowed to infiltrate British universities and mosques to promote a message of hatred like Anjem Choudry’s hate-drama of last week” The keynote speaker, Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri is an academician from Victoria University, Australia and is also President of Federal Council of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. He is currently in the UK on an anti-radicalism university tour. Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri will say that “extremism and terrorism are totally contrary to Islamic teachings and those who justify acts of extremism and terrorism do not follow Islam but have concocted their own religion.” He also said “We need to prepare the younger generation mentally and academically, intellectually and spiritually against extremist tendencies and radical and terrorist attitudes.” Other speakers include Shahid Malik MP (Minister for Communities), Prof Jeffrey Haynes (London Metropolitan University), Dr Waqar Azmi OBE (Chairman Waterhouse Consulting). Various senior researchers on terrorism and radicalism and other parliamentarians are expected to attend. Dr Raheeq Abbasi has said that “if we really want to eradicate the disease of extremism and terrorism then we must look at the root causes of terrorism and address these.” 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 at British Universities. Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din 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 had 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 and CNN featured MQI for their work, please see http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE5792AT20090810 and http://edition.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/01/10/uk.islamist.ban/index.html 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 MQI UK spokesman for a copy of the Fatwa. See here for BBC and 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