PM should reign in on Extremists to Stop Hate

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MQI UK's spokesperson Shahid Mursaleen said, "I urge the Prime Minister to take necessary steps to stop this march as it will only create trouble and fuel hate crime against innocent law abiding British Muslims. The Government must ensure that the law-abiding British Muslim youth do not fall prey to such extremists."

PM should reign in on Extremists to Stop Hate [04 January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) has expressed deep concern over the announcement by an extremist group to go ahead with the planned march at Wootton Basset. MQI UK's spokesperson Shahid Mursaleen said, "I urge the Prime Minister to take necessary steps to stop this march as it will only create trouble and fuel hate crime against innocent law abiding British Muslims. The Government must ensure that the law-abiding British Muslim youth do not fall prey to such extremists."

"Extremists like Anjem Choudary are not qualified to speak for British Muslims." Minhaj-ul-Quran UK's spokesperson said that "there is a general consensus among British Muslims that extremists like Anjem Choudry do not speak on our behalf and people wonder why these extremists have a free licence to stir up hatred against innocent law abiding British Muslims. It is disturbing how freely they appear on the media spreading their message of hate. Everything this group does is designed to cause maximum amount of offence to all communities, the repercussions of which are felt by the Muslim community" “Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK has arranged a seminar at the Houses of Parliament for next week to discuss the reasons why extremist and radical elements exist in Britain and how we can tackle it.” "We have also launched a series of lectures for British youth 'Islamic Perspectives Series 2010' today from Birmingham by Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri to explore ways in tackling radical ideologies and groups such as Islam4UK." [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 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