20 December 2016

Controversial Muslim cleric banned in Pakistan is preaching in UK mosques

.... Tanveer Ahmed, the Bradford taxi driver who in March stabbed to death Glasgow shopkeeper Asad Shah after his Easter greeting on social media to Christians, idolised Mumtaz Quadri.

“Syed Muzaffar Shah Qadri and the likes of him should not be allowed to enter the UK or Europe because he incites hatred and he claims to be a Sufi, but the message of Sufism is love all and hate none,” said Irfan al-Alawi, international director of US think-tank Centre for Islamic Pluralism, speaking to The Observer.

“The Sunni Muslims do not need Pakistani or Indian imams to enter the UK and preach hatred.”

According to legal documents seen by Scotland’s Sunday Post, Mr Quadri was branded a “firebrand” by Pakistani authorities and was banned from addressing crowds in October. [The Independent] Read more