Source: http://jamaica-gleaner.com/article/news/20170731/mutabaruka-addresses-muslim-convention |
Dub poet, artiste and talk show host Mutabaruka rubbed shoulders with several European politicians and other dignitaries as he brought greetings from Jamaica to the 51st staging of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jalsa Salana here in the United Kingdom (UK) last Saturday.
“Jamaicans, because of the lack of information, they don’t understand what Islam is, and the news reports from the main media are not really helping them to understand it,” said Mutabaruka, one of the favourites for Muslims attending the annual conference.
“So being an open-minded person and a Rastafarian, we feel that it is really important that we should come here and recognise that religion is religion, and people do things in the name of religion that are in conflict with the tenets of religion. So we give thanks for the invitation, and what we see here, we will take back to Jamaica and expound it,” he said.
Over the three-day conference, Mutabaruka has been flocked for discussion and photographs from members of the Muslim community, especially from Pan-Africanists who are a part of some 35,000 people believed to be in attendance at the conference.
There have been several recent terrorist attacks in the UK, and thus, security at the conference is extremely high as organisers are wary of potential reprisals or further attacks from Muslim extremists who do not share the conference’s message of ‘peace and love for all and hatred for none’.
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