Parliament Seminar Supports Government Ban on Extremist Groups

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Minhaj-ul-Quran international UK (MQI UK) fully supports the Government’s Ban on extremist groups effective from this Thursday. At a Seminar at the Houses of Parliament, the keynote speaker Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that “we fully support this ban on extremist groups and propose ways of resolving this wave of extremism amongst the youth of Britain.”
Parliament Seminar Supports Government Ban on Extremist Groups [12th January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran international UK (MQI UK) fully supports the Government’s Ban on extremist groups effective from this Thursday. At a Seminar at the Houses of Parliament, the keynote speaker Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri said that “we fully support this ban on extremist groups and propose ways of resolving this wave of extremism amongst the youth of Britain.” MQI UK spokesman and event organiser Shahid Mursaleen said that “We support the ban on the extremist groups but suggested to ban extremist individuals too as they will appear again with a different name. We have organised this seminar to present solutions to the Government for addressing the current issue of youth radicalisation at British Universities, which has for long been ignored.” He stated “The Government must promote a voice of moderation in order to get rid of the extremist tendencies in our society.” Dr Waqar Azmi said that “The Government needs to work with moderate groups and it is required to change ideologically.” Dr Hany el Hanna said that “It can take many years to change the ideology of extremist and it’s not a short term problem.” Shahid Malik who represented the Government said that “We recognise that this is a big problem and we will ban the extremist groups. We need a brave Muslim leader who can condemn terrorism.” He added that “We need to ensure that Muslims understand the true message of Islam and he prised Minhaj-ul-Quran for their role against extremism.” Other important participants included Paul Goodman MP, Lord Sheikh, Peter Bottomley MP and Prof Jeffery Haynes. [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