Monday, July 3, 2017

UK: Speaking up for Britain’s unseen, unheard Muslims


The numbers attracted to Islamicist nihilism is growing. Modernist Muslims could once choose to live unobtrusively, without drawing attention to our progressive practices and beliefs.

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | UK desk
Source/Credit: The New European
By Yasmin Alibhai-Brown | July 3, 2017

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Ahmadiyya Muslims, arguably the most modernist of sects, built their first beautiful, white Fazl mosque in Southfields, London in 1925. Most of them moved west because they, non-violent believers, were and are still savagely persecuted by traditional Sunni Muslims in South Asia and elsewhere. Women are not discriminated against, education is highly valued, so too tolerance. Still they survive and thrive.

In 1982 they built the first mosque in Spain after the Moors were banished. In 2003, they raised money to create the biggest mosque in Britain. The striking building is in Morden, south London.

I am not trying to diminish the real and frightening presence of radical ideas and Islamicist violence which is likely to get worse in the years to come. These guys hate moderate followers of Allah more than they hate ‘infidels’. The numbers attracted to Islamicist nihilism is growing. Modernist Muslims could once choose to live unobtrusively, without drawing attention to our progressive practices and beliefs.

We no longer have that choice. To effectively oppose extremist Muslims and racists, quiet, contented European Muslims must now speak up and be heard by those in power. We hold the keys to a more propitious, shared future.


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