British Muslim group opens summer camp in Coventry as “spiritul war” against terrorism

August 8th, 2010 - 2:22 pm ICT by ANI  

David Cameron London, August 8 (ANI): British Muslims are taking part in the UK’s first anti-terrorism summer camp, opened on Saturday, in Coventry as part of a “spiritual war” against Al Qaeda recruiters.

According to Sky News, the event has been organised by the Pakistan-based Minhaj ul-Quran organisation whose leader, Dr Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, has launched a ‘fatwa’ or religious ruling against terrorism.

The three-day conference is expected to attract around 1,300 young Muslims for sessions, teaching religious arguments against extremists.

During the summer camp, held at Warwick University, the ‘fatwa’ document will be studied and a series of debates and talks about its content will be heard.

“I have announced an intellectual and spiritual war against extremism and terrorism, I believe this is the time for moderate Islamic scholars who believe in peace to stand up.

Dr ul-Qadri said.

“I feel it is my duty to save the younger generation from radicalisation and wave of terroristic recruitment in the West,” he added.

The ‘Minhaj ul-Quran anti-terror camp’ has come up at an ideal time for both Britain and Pakistan, after a political spat was sparked by Prime Minister David Cameron’s outspoken criticism of Pakistan.

The PM had claimed that Pakistan “exports” terrorism. (ANI)

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