UK: More than 30,000 Ahmadi Muslims from across the world meet to reject ISIS & Islamic Extremism

Source: timesofmalta.com | express.co.uk | thelondoneconomic.com | belfasttelegraph.co.uk

‘Let it be clear that they are not practising Islam, rather it seems as though they have invented their own hate-filled and poisonous religion’

Jalsa Salana: the International Annual Gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
Jalsa Salana: the International Annual Gathering of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

Thousands of Muslims from around the world converged on the UK for a convention where they rejected extremism and violence of terror groups such as Isis.

More than 30,000 members of the Ahmadiyya Islamic movement met at Oakland Farm in Hampshire for a three-day convention, the 50th time the annual event has taken place.

On the final day, attendees were led by the global Caliph of the movement in a vow of peace and and a pledge of allegiance to their home countries.

“The only thing the terrorists are achieving is to completely violate the teachings of the Holy Quran and of the Holy Prophet Muhammad,” His Holiness Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad told attendees, according to the MailOnline.

“Let it be clear that they are not practising Islam, rather it seems as though they have invented their own hate-filled and poisonous religion.”

The Ahmadiyya movement has 129 centres across the UK including the Baitul Futh Mosque in south London, the biggest in Western Europe.

Read more: There’s nothing ‘Islamic’ about Isis: The Koran, whose message Isis butcher at every turn, instructs Muslims to protect the religious freedoms of others  

The movement was founded in India in 1889 with a strong emphasis of peace over violence and tolerance over extremism.

The President of the UK Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, Rafiq Hayat said: “The 30,000 plus people from over 90 countries gathering at the convention come in the spirit of fraternity – and to give thanks for the security and freedom they have… read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk

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