At a camp in Kidderminster this weekend, nearly 50 young activists from across the UK will be equipped with the Islamic knowledge required to tackle the extremist narratives of groups such as ISIS and Al-Qaeda. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK), an organisation that declared an ideological 'jihad' against ISIS earlier this year, have taken the bold step of gathering young British people at the Pioneer Centre in Shropshire for three days. During that time, participants will be trained to tackle the ideological and theological factors leading to the radicalisation of young Muslims in the West and then terrorism.

Tuesday 21 January 2014: Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) has noted the controversy surrounding the tweeting of a cartoon portraying Jesus and Muhammad (peace be upon them both) by Maajid Nawaz of the Quilliam Foundation, and the condemnations from various quarters. MQI wishes to make it clear that pictorial representations of any prophets of God (including Moses, Jesus and Muhammad) are prohibited by Islam, according to the majority scholarly opinion, as they detract from the sacred standing and highest esteem the Prophets hold within the religion, and they consequently cause deep offence to Muslims.

The making of blasphemous film and subsequent publication of obnoxious cartoons is not only a step aimed at hurting the emotions of 1.5 billion Muslims in the world but also a heinous conspiracy to damage the global peace and harmony. All three religions namely Islam, Christianity and Judaism revolve around the personages of the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H), Jesus Christ (P.B.U.H) and Musa (P.B.U.H). Both the Holy Quran and the Bible not only condemn such sacrilegious acts but also regard them as the biggest crime of universe because it is not only the Holy Quran but also the Bible which was the first Book, which condemned and forbade blasphemy of Prophets and Divine Books. The 13–16 and 23 verses of Old Testament in chapter 24 titled Leviticus hold that the punishment for blasphemy of God and the Prophets is death in categorical terms. In other words, the Bible manifestly describes capital punishment as the punishment of blasphemy and Musa (P.B.U.H) got the blasphemers stoned.

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