Responding to Challenge of Extremism: A message of Peace – Khalifa of Islam to Address European Parliament

Press Release: 

Hosted by The European Parliament ‘Friends of Ahmadiyya Muslims’ Group

Chair: Dr Charles Tannock MEP (ECR)


Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP (ALDE)
Tunne Kelam MEP (EPP)
Claude Moraes MEP (S&D)

Keynote Speaker:

Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, Supreme Head of the worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community


The European Parliament, Brussels
 Room PHS 3C50
 Tuesday 4th December 2012
 (15:00 – 17:00)
 Followed by a Reception


The challenge of extremism did not start with 9/11 and neither did it end with the Arab Spring and with the increasing international tensions its hold on the world is growing stronger by the day. From the recent shooting of Malala Yousafzai in Pakistan for her unequivocal right to education, to the conflicts and wars (proxy or otherwise) that continue to engulf the world, extremism is perhaps the biggest challenge of our time.

Extremism feeds off militant philosophies (whether jihadist or otherwise) and exploits the tensions that arise from international political jostling and economic imbalances and derails genuine efforts for peace. Inthe west, extremists can mask their activities behind the very same democratic freedoms and human rights that we have struggled so hard to secure and, consequently, they can remain undetected until it is too late.

Extremism is not a phenomenon unique to any single country or region and can entice the oppressor as well as the oppressed. Indeed, in an ever-shrinking world, ignoring its reach as well as its roots is simply not an option, for events in one part of the world can have serious ramifications several continents away. Little wonder then that President Obama spoke on this very issue at the UN.

This timely debate seeks to explore the issue of extremism, a scourge that confronts us daily on our screens and in our papers. The event also features a keynote address by His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the world’s leading Muslim figure dedicated to peace. He heads a global community that continues to bear the brunt of violence yet it holds firm to its pacifist principles and is now emerging as a force for peace in these turbulent times.

There is a dire need to understand, discuss and counter extremism in all its forms and that is a challenge all of us must embrace with the sense of urgency and sobriety that circumstances demand.

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5 Comments on “Responding to Challenge of Extremism: A message of Peace – Khalifa of Islam to Address European Parliament”

  1. cdr nasir
    November 26, 2012 at 4:29 am #

    Great. Allah o Akbar

  2. mohammed
    December 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm #

    This is the true message of Islam. May Allah enable muslims of the world to accept this message of peace and stand by the Ahmadiyya Muslims to spread true teachings of Islam.

  3. Anisa
    December 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Masha’Allah a great news. May Allah make the event a grand success.Amen

    As they say “jis kaa kaam usi ko saajay”. He is the appointed of the time.
    May Allah help him to fulfil the task. And soften the hearts of people so that they may listen to him and peace is established in the world. Amen

  4. Mohammad oomaar Bakarkhan
    December 4, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    Through Khilafat Allah will continue to Bestow His Blessing for His chosen religion Islam Ahmadiyyat. It is the immense Bounty and Mercy from Allah that His Khalifa has been to Capitol Hill and now to the European Parlament.What a stand from our khalifa. It is simply Allaho ackbar!!

  5. Muneer Naseer
    December 5, 2012 at 3:21 am #

    The Muslim countries should follow the Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, if they want to establish peace in world, because he is trying too much for peace in all over the world.

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