800 prisoners require theological refutation to prevent Home-grown Terrorism

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[Friday 27 August 2010] The phenomenon of home-grown radicals and terrorists is increasing as suggested by a study by the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) found out that about 800 potentially violent radicals could be out of prisons in the next 5-10 years.

Commenting on this study, Shahid Mursaleen, spokesman of Minhaj-ul-Quran UK said that "the most effective way to tackle these potential home-grown radicals is by theological refutation of their radical views."

"If we want to prevent these 800 to become radicals when they leave the prisons then in my view it will require challenging their core beliefs by theological refutation."

He said that "Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a leading Muslim scholar and professor of international law has provided 600-pages of theological arguments in his Fatwa on Terrorism, which can stop home-grown terrorism." The chaplains need to ensure that the prisoners are taught the moderate, peaceful and spiritual aspect of Islam in order prevent radicals tendencies. The government also needs to ensure that the chaplains are from moderate background. He added that "In order to prevent attacks during the 2012 Olympic Games in London we must create awareness that Sports is encouraged in Islamic teachings and that British Muslims are fully supportive of the 2012 Olympic Games." ENDS For additional information please email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone +44 7786312089.