LONDON, England – David Cameron’s speech on radicalisation has no doubt highlighted some valid points about tackling the ISIS narrative but the fact is that the majority of Muslims unequivocally condemn ISIS and terrorism.
Tomorrow morning, 23rd June, at a press conference in Westminster, London, the renowned and mainstream Muslim scholar Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri will launch a Global Anti-ISIS ‘counter terrorism curriculum’ condemning ISIS and terrorist ideology.
The 900-page counter-terrorism curriculum includes a fatwa on terrorism which declares terrorists as disbelievers and condemns suicide bombers as destined for hellfire. It comes with an additional 10 counter-terrorism text books in English and is arguably the most comprehensive curriculum against terrorism to date. The anti-ISIS curriculum has already received endorsements from hundreds of UK based Imams, mosques and Muslim organizations.
For the first time, a mainstream scholar Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has taken the initiative to confront ISIS and other terror groups head on using the texts which the terror groups misuse to radicalise and recruit young British Muslims.
Dr Qadri will say “it’s absolutely imperative that Imams, clerics and parents take responsibility and teach the counter-arguments as outlined in our curriculum to protect young Muslims from being brainwashed by evil ISIS propaganda.”
Dr Qadri will say “those who brainwash youngsters into becoming suicide bombers by presenting to them rewards of martyrdom and paradise should know that Allah Almighty has fixed the punishment of everlasting Hell for those who commit suicide.”
Dr Qadri will explain how “Conservatism leads to Extremism and Extremism to Terrorism.”
Minhaj-ul Quran International (MQI), a UK based community organisation that works to counter extremism will also launch a campaign aimed at deterring further ISIS recruitment in Britain and dissuading vulnerable teenagers from travelling to Iraq or Syria to join the militant group.
Spokesman of Minhaj-ul-Quran UK, Shahid Mursaleen said “The first detailed counter-terrorism curriculum dismantles ISIS and terrorist ideology and challenges it head on theologically. ISIS has absolutely no grounds to declare jihad or recruit young Muslims for jihad in UK.”
“So far we have trained 50 young British Muslims in this new curriculum who are already counter ISIS ideology online and at schools.”
• Minhaj-ul-Quran is an international grass-roots organisation with hundreds of thousands of followers globally.
• Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is a widely recognised authority on Islam.
• Dr Qadri is an author of hundreds of books on Islamic law, Islamic legal systems and a former professor of Islamic jurisprudence.
• Dr Qadri is the first mainstream Muslim scholar to unequivocally condemn terrorism to date.