UK: Halesowen Muslims launch counter attack to EDL campaign


The Ahmadiyya association’s local president Dr Masood Majoka said its counter leaflet was a “wake-up call to remove any misconceptions about Islam” contained in the EDL’s campaign urging parents boycott their children from learning anything about Islam.

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | UK Desk
Source/Credit: Halesowen News
By Halesowen News | September 5, 2013

A MUSLIM group is dropping leaflets to 93,000 homes in a desperate bid to counter a plan by right-wing extremists to stop children learning about Islam at schools in Halesowen and Sandwell.

The door-to-door campaign by the Halesowen-based Ahmadiyya Muslim Association has been launched amid fears that parents will take up the call promoted by the English Defence League, creating greater divisions. The EDL posted an inflammatory letter on its West Midlands Division Facebook page encouraging parents to send a copy to their children’s schools demanding they be removed from lessons which teach “anything about Islam”.

The rambling 700-word message claimed Islam does not promote understanding, tolerance and morality and promotes spousal abuse and violence.

It was widely condemned when details of its publication was exclusively reported by the News in June, but the Muslim group remains fearful that its impact could be damaging.

The Ahmadiyya association’s local president Dr Masood Majoka said its counter leaflet was a “wake-up call to remove any misconceptions about Islam” contained in the EDL’s campaign urging parents boycott their children from learning anything about Islam.
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Read more »