Extremism Has No Place in Great Britain

Official Press Release issued by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK

Source: http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/extremism-has-no-place-in-great-britain-208655611.html

 

LONDON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ —

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK (AMA) condemns in the strongest of terms the heinous murder of a British citizen in Woolwich on Wednesday.

It is particularly saddened to learn that the victim was a member of the Armed Forces who nobly dedicated his life in the service of the nation. We hope that the murderers and their accomplices are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law

Rafiq Hayat, National President of the AMA, said:

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victim of this horrific murder and his family and we will be gathering at various Mosques across the country to pray for them.

“The actions of the perpetrators of this crime bear no resemblance to the true peaceful Islam that we know and love. The teachings of the Qur’an and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) are unequivocal in rejecting murder and extremism and the Quran states quite clearly that, ‘He whosoever killed a person…it shall be as if he had killed all mankind.'(Ch 5.V33 )”

 

Such evil acts have no place in Islam and we continue to stand resolutely against those who carry out extremist acts in the name of Islam.

Islam and the British Dream: A Response to David Goodhart

David Goodhart in the Daily Mail

On 24th March 2013 David Goodhart wrote a piece in the Daily Mail titled, “A mega mosque in a suburb that was 90 per cent white 30 years ago and the polite apartheid dividing Britain.” [1] In the article he stated that “for many of the white people who have remained as the area’s personality has changed, the disappearance of familiar mental and physical landmarks has happened too fast – symbolised by that giant Ahmadiyya mosque with its capacity for 10,000 worshippers.” In looking ahead, Mr Goodhart argues that a “new patriotism can unite our nation again” through which a “confident and inclusive national identity can emerge.” Continue reading

Your Comments are needed: World Muslim leader congratulates Pope Francis and the Catholic Church

Dear readers

Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah

We would like to inform you of the publication of Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad’s (atba) message congratulating the new Pope on his appointment. This has appeared in the Belfast Telegraph and Oye Times and since these are international and neutral platforms, it affords us the opportunity to effectively share this message widely with our Catholic/Christian and other friends.  Continue reading

Faith in God bolsters health and happiness; atheism flawed

Ian Huyett, Kansas State Universty

Sigmund Freud counted himself an enemy of theistic belief. “When a man is freed of religion,” Freud once declared, “he has a better chance to live a normal and wholesome life.”

Recently, however, several studies have examined the role that theism plays in the lives of believers. These suggest that Freud Continue reading

‘Islam compatible with modernism’ says Emeritus Professor

If modernism meant a framework where existence of religions was accepted, Islam was completely compatible with it, an expert in the field of Islamic studies said on Tuesday. Delivering a lecture on ‘Rethinking Islam within modernity’ at the University of Madras, Bruce Lawrence, Emeritus Professor of Islamic Studies at the Duke University, said it was essential that a differentiation was made between the terms “modernity” and “modernism.” Continue reading