Global Muslim Leader Condemns Westminster Attack as an “Affront to Islam”
- Head of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community says Muslims must reject all forms of extremism
- His Holiness to address major Peace Symposium organised by British Muslims at Baitul Futuh Mosque on Saturday
In advance of a major international Peace Symposium being arranged by British Muslims, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa (Caliph), His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad has strongly condemned the Westminster attack and offered his sympathies to all those affected.
Earlier today in London, speaking during his weekly Friday Sermon, His Holiness condemned the Westminster attack as an “affront to the teachings of Islam” and called upon Muslims to display the true face of Islam, which he described as being of “peace, love, mercy and compassion”.
His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:
“The terrorist attack in London two days ago, in which innocent and defenceless people were targeted, including a serving police officer, was completely abhorrent and cruel in the extreme. It is up to Muslims to stand up and reject all forms of extremism and terrorism. Wherever and whenever such attacks take place they must be condemned in the strongest possible terms.”
His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad continued:
“It is the task of Ahmadi Muslims to show the true teachings of Islam which are of peace love, mercy and compassion. We offer our deepest sympathies to all the victims and those affected.”
His Holiness also condemned extremist Muslim clerics who he said were playing a fundamental role in brainwashing Muslims and inciting them towards violence.
His Holiness will be delivering the keynote address at the 14th Peace Symposium hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the United Kingdom on Saturday evening (25 March) to be held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, London.
During his forthcoming address, His Holiness is expected to speak about the true teachings of Islam, to condemn all forms of extremism and how to establish the genuine and long-lasting peace in the world.
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