Queen Mary University Anti-Radicalism Conference to promote moderation

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Minhaj-ul-Quran international UK (MQI UK) is holding an anti-radicalism conference at Queen Mary, University of London today at 8pm to discuss the issue of growing extremism at British Universities, the Islamic Political System, Democracy and Freedom of speech. A video-clip will also be presented about how radicalism is perceived in the West.
Queen Mary University Anti-Radicalism Conference to promote moderation [12th January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran international UK (MQI UK) is holding an anti-radicalism conference at Queen Mary, University of London today at 8pm to discuss the issue of growing extremism at British Universities, the Islamic Political System, Democracy and Freedom of speech. A video-clip will also be presented about how radicalism is perceived in the West. Minhaj-ul-Quran UK's spokesman Shahid Mursaleen said that “Our Youth League has organised this conference to highlight the current issues of youth radicalisation in British Universities, which has for a long time been ignored.” “I believe extremist groups recruit young students at UK Universities as they are active there. They have an extremist way of running the Islamic societies which must change.” The keynote speaker is Mr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri who is an academician from Victoria University, Australia and also President of Federal Council of Minhaj-ul-Quran International. He will discuss how extremism and terrorism are totally contrary to Islamic teachings and how those who justify acts of extremism and terrorism do not follow Islam. Dr Raheeq Abbasi, Secretary General of Minhaj-ul-Quran International 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 and Minhaj-ul-Quran is doing this at a grass root level.” MYL UK President Mr Tahseen Khalid said that “We have organised this conference to discuss the roots of extremis behaviour amongst British Muslims. We have organised this conference at Queen Mary for young people to listen to an alternative moderate view.” [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