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”.
You may also want to watch:
Dr Qadri is a long-time campaigner against Muslim extremism.
His organisation launched an anti-terrorism fatwa in March this year.
- 1 Rape survivor awarded British Empire Medal for services to community in pandemic
- 2 US burger chain Wendy's set to open first London restaurant in Stratford
- 3 Woman dies in fire at Stratford home
- 4 Where can I watch the Euros in east London?
- 5 Leyton Orient goalkeeper Vigouroux linked with Lincoln City
- 6 Queen's Birthday Honours 2021: Charity founder recognised with British Empire Medal
- 7 Stabbing victim 'pursued attackers in his car and crashed into them'
- 8 Neighbours warned to keep windows and doors shut during Plaistow blaze
- 9 Blue plaques celebrate Forest Gate's links to Jimi Hendrix and De Underground Records
- 10 Barking sign former Leyton Orient duo Elliott Omozusi and Charlie MacDonald
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.