A POPULAR faith leader has called for religious groups in Swindon to unite to promote tolerance and mutual respect.
Shahid Aziz, who lives in Chiseldon, has for the past three years been president of Ahmadiyya Anjuman Ishaat Islam Lahore, an organisation, based in London, which seeks to promote the progressive face of Islam.
And with the backing of the town’s myriad religious communities, Shahid is hoping to establish what he describes as “a sense of harmony among residents”.
He said: “I am seeking support in establishing a forum in Swindon which will, if not eliminate, at least minimise extremism and intolerance in our beautiful town.
“The Ahmadiyya Association for the Propagation of Islam is a progressive Islamic association. We aim to bring different faith communities together by preaching that we should respect the founders and followers of all religions.
“We have always engaged in inter-faith dialogue ever … read more at source.