An international two day conference is taking place in Istanbul, Turkey on the 1st and 2nd of July 2006. The focus of Muslims of Europe Conference is to address issues such as combating extremism, citizenship, identity, faith and its public role. Also to address the problems Muslims are facing in becoming part of European society and to address the misperceptions that some in Europe have about the implications of welcoming a Muslim presence in Europe.
A year on from the tragic 7/7 bombings in London, British Muslims are united in denouncing those criminal acts that were perpetrated against humanity. The leader of Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI), Shaykh Dr Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri speaking at the 'Muslims of Europe Conference' in Turkey on 2 July made his feelings about terrorism crystal clear. Addressing delegates from Muslim communities around Europe, Dr Qadri said, "Terrorism has no religion; it is a social and criminal phenomenon caused by various reasons.