UK MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERRORISM

British Muslims united to launch a ‘Not in Our Name’ campaign, to condemn terrorism following attempted car bombing in London and at Glasgow airport. A series of advertisements in national newspapers, placed under the banner of Muslims United, calls for British Muslims not to be held responsible “for the acts of criminals.”

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British Muslims united to launch a ‘Not in Our Name’ campaign, to condemn terrorism following attempted car bombing in London and at Glasgow airport. A series of advertisements in national newspapers, placed under the banner of Muslims United, calls for British Muslims not to be held responsible “for the acts of criminals.”
They commended the way Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government responded to the latest attacks by distinguishing between the overwhelming majority of law-abiding British Muslims and a “few criminals who seek to inflict harm and terror on the UK.”
“Whoever kills an innocent soul, it is as if he killed the whole of mankind,” the ads said, carrying a quotation from the Holy Koran.
The statement issued by the united front reiterated the declaration of the Holy Qur’an that whoever saves one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind. It urged the media and all politicians to maintain values of Britain’s society “free from prejudice and discrimination, sustained by tolerance and mutual respect for all.” Brown’s government was also called upon to work towards a just and lasting peace in areas of conflict around the world and to take the lead in helping eliminate the injustices and grievances that foment division and nurture violence.
Members of the Muslims United group behind the campaign include Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association, Islamic Relief aid agency and the Islamic Society of Britain. Organisers have also set up a website, Islamispeace.org.uk that also informs people about Islamic history and philosophy. The ‘Not in Our Name’ campaign, is reminiscent of the national opposition voiced against the Iraq war.
They commended the way Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s government responded to the latest attacks by distinguishing between the overwhelming majority of law-abiding British Muslims and a “few criminals who seek to inflict harm and terror on the UK.”
“Whoever kills an innocent soul, it is as if he killed the whole of mankind,” the ads said, carrying a quotation from the Holy Koran.
The statement issued by the united front reiterated the declaration of the Holy Qur’an that whoever saves one, it is as if he saved the whole of mankind. It urged the media and all politicians to maintain values of Britain’s society “free from prejudice and discrimination, sustained by tolerance and mutual respect for all.” Brown’s government was also called upon to work towards a just and lasting peace in areas of conflict around the world and to take the lead in helping eliminate the injustices and grievances that foment division and nurture violence.
Members of the Muslims United group behind the campaign include Muslim Doctors and Dentists Association, Islamic Relief aid agency and the Islamic Society of Britain. Organisers have also set up a website, Islamispeace.org.uk that also informs people about Islamic history and philosophy. The ‘Not in Our Name’ campaign, is reminiscent of the national opposition voiced against the Iraq war.