June 24, 2010
An anti-extremism organisation held a seminar at the House of Commons to explore solutions to tackle non violent extremism and radicalism in Britain.
The audience included representatives of think tanks, police, embassies and various organisations at the event organised by Minhaj-ul-Quran UK.
The seminar was addressed by Paul Goodman (Conservative party), Mr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri (), Mrs Lyn Brown MP, Mrs Margot James MP and Mr Maqsood Ahmed from DCLG.
This seminar also highlight the significance of the fatwa on terrorism in tackling non violent extremism and suggested to use it as a tool to counter arguments which brainwash the youth.
Keynote speaker, Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri from Cairo University and president supreme council of Minhaj-ul-Quran International said: "There is a need to recognise the importance of effectively dealing with non violent extremism which leads towards radicalism. We need to clarify the concept of Jihad which has been hijacked by the extremists."
"Only a state can declare this jihad which involves taking up arms to defend the state or oppressed people. Individuals, organisations or groups have no authority to declare this form of jihad. This is the message we need to convey to our youth to tackle non violent extremism."
Spokesman for Minhaj-ul-Quran UK, Shahid Mursaleen said: "The seminar provided solutions for the new Government to effectively deal with the challenges.
!We need to promote shared values and integration in order to tackle this issue. We will present a paper on the solutions to deal with this issue to the Government soon."
Lyn Brown MP and Margot James MP both praised the work of Minhaj-ul-Quran UK in dealing with this issue.Source: http://menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/news/s/1269500_commons_seminar_presents_solutions_to_tackle_nonviolent_extremism