Sunday, September 25, 2011

U.K. Muslims Hold Rally Against Extremism

Not something you hear of everyday from the Islamic world.

And if those certain extremists that Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is talking about get pissy over this, we may not hear it again for a while.

Good luck with this Muhammad, you will need it!


Thousands of Muslims held a rally in London on Saturday to fight extremism and promote a moderate, inclusive version of Islam.
The event in Wembley arena was led by Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, a respected Pakistan-born Islamic scholar, who gained recognition outside the Muslim world after he published a detailed fatwa -- or religious ruling -- against terrorism and suicide bombings last year.

"I want to address those who are lost, who have a total misconception of jihad -- I want to send them a message -- come back to normal life. Whatever you're doing is totally against Islam," he told the audience, which included families with young children and students.

Some Islamic scholars, including Tahir-ul-Qadri, have warned that a power vacuum in North Africa and the Middle East could lead to militant and extremist groups gaining ground in upcoming elections caused by the so-called Arab Spring.
"If these elements come into power, it will be a big disaster," Tahir-ul-Qadri told The Associated Press.
He said his message is primarily aimed at people who are on the edge of being radicalized -- not those who had already been "brainwashed."

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