Muslim scholar condemns terrorism
PUBLISHED: 11:36 28 October 2010
Scholar Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri has rounded on Muslim militants in a peace conference speech at ExCeL.
A MUSLIM scholar condemned Islamic terrorism and violence when he spoke at a peace conference at ExCeL, Custom House.
Dr Tahir-ul-Qadri, founder of Minhaj ul-Quran International, which has a centre in Forest Gate, spoke during The Global Peace and Unity (GPU) event on Sunday.
The respected scholar said: “Islam has no link to terrorism and any terrorist is a disbeliever.”
In an impassioned speech, Dr Qadri said that there was “no verse which advocates killing, brutality and terrorism” adding that any Muslim who used the Koran as a basis for acts of violence was “misguided”.
Dr Qadri is a long-time campaigner against Muslim extremism.
His organisation launched an anti-terrorism fatwa in March this year.
The scholar has been issued with a death threats by Al Qaeda and the Taliban.
GPU is the biggest multi-faith peace gathering in Europe, attracting tens of thousands of visitors every year.
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