OFFICIALS from an East London mosque have criticised plans to march through the village of Wootton Bassett. Controversial Islamic group Islam4UK want to parade through the Wiltshire village – famous for honouring British soldiers brought back from Afghanistan. But Shahid Mursaleen from the Newham Islamic Centre, based in Romford Road, Forest Gate, told the Yellow Advertiser he was furious about the idea of a march.
[Monday, 18 January 2010] LONDON. Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK (MQI UK) agrees that such a major mosque should be a community project rather than by any individual group.
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."