Muslim scholar condemns terrorism

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.

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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.