So can I bring everybody's attention to what is happening this weekend nr Alton in Hampshire. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK are having their annual gathering. 30,000 will be there to celebrate an Islam that is a peaceful as anyone could hope.
Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth Khalifa of the Ahmadiyya Muslim
“Those who love and yearn for peace should stand united against terror and ‘jihadist’ violence. Extremists are creating havoc and seek to destroy those who disagree with their dogma. We will continue to respond with patience and prayer and let never give up our belief and trust in God.
“We must always stride to be the standard bearers of the true Islam –and have love
for all and hatred for none.
“Allah created all the worlds and is The Master of all creation. Those who commit murder in His name will only incur His wrath.
Those who kill will bear a heavy burden for God has proclaimed that to take one
life of an innocent is like murdering all of humanity.
“We are a community of peace, even in the face of such adversity. By spreading a message of peace, we can extinguish the flames of hatred.”
Or how about this?
Rafiq Hayat, national president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK, added: "Those who murder in the name of Allah, and those who incite others to hatred, are not only enemies of Islam but of all of humanity.