27 March 2016

Mohammed Shafiq confronted over Mumtaz Qadri opinion: Why this is getting ridiculous

Political commentator and TV host Mohammed Shafiq says he will 'not be intimidated' after being confronted at a mosque.

Mr Shafiq was stopped by several people at a Birmingham Mosque and a video of the incident has since been posted online.

In the video Mr Shafiq is questioned over his views after it was alllleged he referred to murderer Mumtaz Qadri as a ‘terrorist’ on a TV programme. Mr Shafiq was also called a ‘British agent’.

Qadri was executed in Pakistan for the murder of Punjab Governor Salmaan Taseer. Taseer had spoken in favour of blasphemy convicted Asia Bibi and against the blasphemy law.

The execution has seen some Muslims proclaim Qadri as a martyr and are quick to defend the murder of Taseer.

Mohammed Shafiq called the actions at the mosque which is believed to have taken place today as 'disgusting'.

He said, "Threatened today in Birmingham Mosque by some thugs because I spoke out against Mumtaz qadri's actions - disgusting". [Bury Times] Read more