Muslims are starting a new body to combat extremism, saying not enough is being done by community leaders. A number of senior politicians, including a minister, are attending the launch of the Sufi Muslim Council at Westminster in London.
The group’s leaders say that it represents a silent majority frustrated with slow progress since the London bombings in July last year.
Haras Rafiq, co-founder of the council, said the SMC had already formed a partnership with the British Muslim Forum (BMF), an organisation emerging in the Midlands and northern England that represents 300 mosques.
The BMF was recently at the centre of a deal that brought competing Muslim bodies together to develop a watchdog for standards in mosques. [BBC News]
Good luck to them. We have always supported a big diversity of voices from our communities and these people will be a welcome addition.
[hat tip: Expat teacher]
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