Muslim leader says Refugee crisis is not just Europe’s problem The leader of a Muslim community has called for a global solution for the refugee crisis in Europe, saying Arab countries should ‘first and foremost’ provide refuge for migrants.And, he warned the world to be ever vigilant to the threat of terror saying proper checks should be in place to ensure extremists did not pose as refugees. Rafiq Hayat, the Amir (National President) of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in UK, said: “The sympathies of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community are with all genuine asylum seekers and refugees. Rafiq Hayat, the National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK “Genuine refugees are facing great difficulties. They have been forced to leave their countries due to the intolerable conditions and so should be treated with love, compassion and kindness. The entire world will have to show compassion and open hearts for this crisis to be handled. Rather than looking at their own interests only, nations will have to consider their moral responsibilities to those who are suffering.” The Ahmadiyya Muslim community is calling upon international organisations such as the UN and Governments to treat this as a global issue and not just as a European issue, saying that a proper co-ordinated plan is urgently needed to distribute the refugees globally, rather than only focusing on Europe. The Amir added: “First and foremost, the Arab countries, who are neighbours, should fulfil their roles and so countries like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait and others like Iran should give refuge to the refugees as much as possible. Thereafter, refugees should be sent across the world, based on a co-ordinated international plan. In addition to the Arab countries, Europe, USA, Canada, Far East, Indonesia and other parts of the world should take their fair share.

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