UK Muslims condemn move to host Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) exhibit

UK-based anti-Sharia campaign group to host an exhibition featuring cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in September


Web Desk July 04, 2015
Politician Geert Wilders said he wanted to showcase cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) on Dutch television on airtime usually reserved for political parties PHOTO: AFP

Muslim organisations in the United Kingdom condemned on Saturday an anti-Sharia campaign group's decision to host an exhibition featuring cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (pubh) in London in September.

Chairperson of the Muslim Safety Forum in London, Azad Ali, said the proposed exhibit by UK-based Sharia Watch is an attempt to taunt the tolerance levels of British Muslims and a cheap attempt to create disharmony in the UK.

"They keep on pushing the boundary, testing the levels and always upping the ante ... this is what this is about: getting a reaction from Muslims," the chairperson added.

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Further, he said they are looking to find ways for a positive discussion to come out of this. "But no one thinks the planned event is anything but racist," he added.

Dutch politician Geert Wilders, who is known to be vehemently anti-Islam, will feature in the exhibit as a speaker.

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Earlier in June, Geert Wilders said he wanted to showcase cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) on Dutch television on airtime usually reserved for political parties.

However, the Dutch parliament decided not to display the cartoons.

This article originally appeared on Al Jazeera.

COMMENTS (18)

AE | 6 years ago | Reply @sharabi: What about non-religious feelings - are you happy for them to be offended? What about the offence the Bible and Koran cause to others? Free speech works both ways.
sharabi | 6 years ago | Reply Do not offend religious feelings. May Allah (SWT) show them proper path.
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