Putting counter extremism strategy in place


MP Edward Garner’s visited the Bait-ul-Ikram Mosque in Leicester to reassure the believers the government’s counter-extremism strategy, reports Asian Lite News.

Sir Edward Garnier, MP for Harborough, Oadby and Wigston met the President, Dr Habib Akram, Saleem Ahmed and Ather Mirza during his visit to Bait-ul-Ikram Ahmadiyya mosque in Leicester on Friday, 17 June.

Sir Edward Garnier discussed the government’s counter-extremism strategy follow the killing of Asad Shah in Glasgow in March 2016. He was killed for his religious beliefs making Shah the first Ahmadi Muslim to be killed in the United Kingdom for his beliefs.Mr Saleem Ahmed (former President), Sir Edward Garnier and Mr Ather Mirza (External Affairs officer) outside the Bait-ul-Ikram Mosque in Leicester.

The counter-extremism strategy follows the four key pillars set out by the Prime Minister last July: to counter extremist ideology; to support mainstream voices, especially in our faith communities and in civil society; to disrupt extremists, aggressively pursuing key radicalisers; and to build more cohesive communities, tackling segregation and feelings of alienation.

Edward Garnier reassured the leaders, “Everyone has a role to play in confronting extremism and we must build a national consensus to challenge extremists.”

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