Halesowen Muslims in mass rally

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YOUNG Halesowen Muslims will be taking part in a mass anti-extremist three-day rally in Surrey to pledge loyalty to Queen and country.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Youth Association, based at the Long Lane mosque, will join thousands of other young Muslims from July 20 to July 22 to promote Isam’s message of peace.

After re-affirming their loyalty to Britain, members will take part in an Islam awareness bus campaign across the southwest of England.

Rafiq Hayat, President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK said: "We are deeply troubled by the violence and terrorism that is based on a highly toxic extremist ideology that uses religion to further a fascist agenda.

“We share the Prime Minister David Cameron's concern about how events in Syria and Iraq can have a potential impact on the UK.

"Extremism - whether it is based on religion, race or any other factor - is a threat to us all.”

He added: “Let us counter intolerance with education to counter extremism and extremists everywhere."

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12:48pm Sat 28 Jun 14

liam g says...

This is very constructive and to be commended. The unfortunate thing is, that the large majority of Muslims consider Ahmadiyyas to be 'non-Muslims / kuffar'. Hence the large number of takeaways around East Birmingham with aggressive posters denouncing the 'Qadianis' as they call them (Qadiani is a derogatory word for Ahmadiyya). For the average Muslim, Ahmadiyyas are truly outside the pale. There are, of course, theological reasons for this, but I suspect the real hatred comes from the fact that the Ahmadiyyas are considered to be too peaceful and tolerant.
This is very constructive and to be commended. The unfortunate thing is, that the large majority of Muslims consider Ahmadiyyas to be 'non-Muslims / kuffar'. Hence the large number of takeaways around East Birmingham with aggressive posters denouncing the 'Qadianis' as they call them (Qadiani is a derogatory word for Ahmadiyya). For the average Muslim, Ahmadiyyas are truly outside the pale. There are, of course, theological reasons for this, but I suspect the real hatred comes from the fact that the Ahmadiyyas are considered to be too peaceful and tolerant. liam g
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8:15am Sun 29 Jun 14

thaigreen says...

What an outstanding bunch of citizens, not enough is done to denounce the acts of Islam by their own kind, finally something that says 'not in my name'. Now that's what I call commendable!
What an outstanding bunch of citizens, not enough is done to denounce the acts of Islam by their own kind, finally something that says 'not in my name'. Now that's what I call commendable! thaigreen
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