Ahmadiyya Honored as Lord Ahmad appointed as PM’s Special Envoy to promote religious freedom

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PM Theresa May speaking on a different occasion with Lord Ahmed on her right.  The Muslim Times has the best collection to promote religious tolerance in every country of  the world

Source UK Govt Press Release

Lord Ahmad has today been appointed as the Prime Minister’s Special Envoy on Freedom of Religion or Belief.

The role, which supports the Prime Minister’s commitment to religious tolerance in the UK, will allow Lord Ahmad to demonstrate the country’s commitment to religious freedom by promoting inter-faith respect and dialogue internationally.

Lord Ahmad, who is also Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, will promote the UK’s firm stance on religious tolerance abroad, helping to tackle religious discrimination in countries where minority faith groups face persecution.

The appointment underscores the Prime Minister’s commitment to tackling religious prejudice in all its forms and follows the government’s recent announcement of a further £1 million funding for places of worship that have been subjected to hate crime attacks.

Prime Minister Theresa May said:

Religious discrimination blights the lives of millions of people across the globe and leads to conflict and instability. Both here and abroad, individuals are being denied the basic right of being able to practise their faith free of fear.

Tolerance for those of different faiths is fundamental to our values, and is an issue I know is already of great importance to Lord Ahmad, who is constantly looking for fresh ways to promote religious liberty in his role as Minister for Human Rights at the Foreign Office.

I look forward to supporting him in this new role as he works with faith groups and governments across the world to raise understanding of religious persecution and what we can do to eliminate it.

The PM’s Special Envoy for Freedom of Religion or Belief, Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon said:

In too many parts of the world, religious minorities are persecuted, discriminated against and treated as second class citizens. As a man of faith, I feel this very keenly.

Freedom of Religion or Belief is a human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It must be respected. People from all faiths or none should be free to practise as they wish. This respect is key to global stability, and is in all our interests.

I am delighted to have been appointed as the PM’s Special Envoy. I shall use the UK Government’s global network to reach across religious divides, seek the elimination of discrimination on the basis of religion or belief and bring different communities together.


4 replies

  1. Reblogged this on Progressive Islam. and commented:
    Hopefully he can do his job well, but it is not easy duty for him as Ahmadiyya. We pray for him, but be careful with the extremist clerics who hate and persecute Ahmadiyyah in Pakustan, Indonesia and Malaysia.

    The most effective way to prevent extremist growing is to give pressure to Saudi Government to obey Human Right

    If Saudi can obey Human Right, other countries will follow Saudi and then all extremist Muslim groups will be banned.

    Ahmadiyyah has been promoting peaceful Islam for century, but the result is not good, extremist is getting stronger and stronger—

    Wait and see
    All love ❤️

    • and Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is getting stronger and stronger too. Somehow it seems to go ‘hand in hand’ for the time being. No problem actually. Do you not realize that opposition is the best ‘advertisement’ ?

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