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UK Muslim Leader Welcomes Visit by Pope

LONDON, September 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The leader of one of the oldest established Muslim communities in the United Kingdom, has extended a welcome to Pope Benedict XVI on his first visit to the UK.

Mr Rafiq Hayat, President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK, headquartered at the Baitul Futuh Mosque London, Western Europe's biggest mosque, said:

"Religious leaders have a pivotal role to play in promoting peace and serving humanity. Indeed religions have far more commonalities than differences and we welcome moves that will help forge unity and foster greater understanding.

"I extend to His Holiness the Pope, the Islamic greeting of Salaam -Peace, and hope that his visit can help develop even stronger links between Muslims and Catholics and indeed people of all faiths and of none as we are all children of God."

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK recently organised a nationwide Exchange Scriptures Day - a day when religious scriptures were exchanged in local mosques - in response to extremists threatening to burn religious scriptures.

    
    Basharat Nazir - Press Secretary
    Ahmadiyya Muslim Association UK
    Phone: +44-7703-483-384
    Email [email protected]
    URL http://www.LoveForAllHatredForNone.org

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