More Muslims need to “stand up” and condemn acts of terrorism to counter radicalisation and prevent further terror attacks.
That’s the message from Gillingham Imam Safeer Khan, who has spoken out on behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community.
After last Saturday’s London attacks Mr Khan said the community was deeply saddened and shocked at the “brutal and barbaric attacks” and condemned all forms of terrorism.
But, while he admitted it was sometimes frustrating to have to defend his faith in the wake of such attacks, he said it was vital for Muslims to speak out about extremism and spread the true message of Islam.
At the Nasir Mosque in Gillingham, Mr Khan said he and other leaders were working hard to engage with the community through open days, but that not all mosques were so open.
“We regularly hold open days and invite the community into the mosque to talk about issues and how we can remove misconceptions about Islam,” he said.
“In terms of battling terrorism, the important thing is to teach about the true message of Islam.
“We talk about that in depth with the… read more at source.
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