We support effort to root out extremism
THE Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in Hillingdon supports the Government’s action to root out extremism. We welcome the government’s acknowledgement that the Paris attacks have nothing to do with Islam. Islam is a religion of peace and those who carry out violence in its name are acting against Islamic teachings.
The government is right to be worried about extremism, be it from any source and it is the duty of all faith communities to support efforts for greater peace.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has always denounced violence and has a special focus on working to serve humanity.
In Hillingdon, our mosque is a beacon of peace and we engage our youth to work for their local communities. In our mosque our sermons are either in English or have a simultaneous translation provided in English, we engage the youth in activities and discussions and as a result we have absolutely no radicalisation in our mosques.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is persecuted in Pakistan and other countries so has been on the receiving end of radicalisation. Its response has always been one of prayer, patience and persistence and we live by our motto of Love for All, Hatred for None.
The government needs to do more to stop preachers of hate from coming to the UK and critically spreading their messages of hate online and on satellite television. This is vital.”