UK: Ahmadi Muslims in Crawley critical of UK decision to join war against Isis

Source: crawleynews.co.uk

Arif Syed, chairman of Crawley Mosque, thinks Britain should have stayed out of the war.

Ahsan Ahmedi, regional president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA), also feels that Britain should not be trying to solve the “problem” of Isis.

DISAPPOINTED: Arif Syed (second from right), believes the UK should not have become involved in the fight against Isis

DISAPPOINTED: Arif Syed (second from right), believes the UK should not have become involved in the fight against Isis

On Friday, 524 MPs voted in favour of British planes carrying out air strikes on the jihadist group, with just 43 voting against.

Crawley MP Henry Smith said: I thought it was the right thing to do because the threat Isil [Isis] pose to the stability of the Middle East and the security of this country is severe. I don’t use the word ‘evil’ that often but they are executing Muslims and non-Muslims alike in Syria and Iraq and we need to play our part as a responsible global power, along with other Arab nations, to combat Isil.

HOWEVER MUSLIM leaders in Crawley have spoken out against the Government’s decision to join the war against Isis in Iraq.

Ahsan Ahmedi believes the UK should stay out of it

Ahsan Ahmedi believes the UK should stay out of it

Ahsan Ahmedi, regional president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association (AMA), also feels that Britain should not be trying to solve the “problem” of Isis.

The AMA has a mosque in Langley Green, and works to promote peace while integrating Muslims with other members of the local community. Mr Ahmedi said: “Western foreign policy has caused the likes of these groups to be created.”

He believes that Iran should “play a major role” in tackling Isis, adding that the terror group has “nothing to do with Islam or any religion”, describing its acts as “barbarity”.

“Islam is very clear and I can sit down with anyone to prove Islam is a peaceful religion,” he said.

Mr Syed did not want to comment on.. Read more at crawleynews.co.uk

Arif Syed, chairman of Crawley Mosque, thinks Britain should have stayed out of the war.

He said: “I am disappointed and surprised. It’s nothing to do with us. Why are they getting involved? What is the reason for bringing this forward?

“America are doing their job. America is enough. America is a superpower; they can take the world on. So why are we sticking our noses in it? It’s overkill.”

Read more at crawleynews.co.uk

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