By Muslim Mirror News,
London, August 26: British Prime Minister David Cameron reiterated that his government was committed to tackling anti-Muslim hatred at any costs and condemned the recent Islamophobic attacks. Cameron said this during his meeting with the country’s tallest Islamic religious figure Hazrat Allama Qamaruzzaman Azmi in Manchester this past Ramadan.
The UK PM David Cameron along with Faiths Minister Baroness Warsi discussed the current issues and challenges facing the world including, the plight of Rohingya Muslims in Burma, Syrian crisis as well as the safety and security of Mosques and Muslim communities in the UK.
The meeting held at North Manchester Jamia Mosque just before a grand Iftar. He helped them prepare for the Big Iftar by chopping onions and making samosas, providing his own cooking tips along the way.
The PM was impressed by the vibrancy of the mosque, which is set for redevelopment to cater for an ever-growing community. The mosque caters for 2,000 people through daily worship, after-school clubs, youth projects and support groups.
Cameron said his government committed to provide safety to Britain’s nearly three million Muslim communities, and so a cross government working group on anti-Muslim hatred has been set up and that his government was funding a major project called ‘Tell MAMA (Measuring Anti-Muslim Attacks)’ – which records attacks on Muslims and their places and offers supports to victims of hatred.
The PM appreciated the community services of the renowned spiritual scholar Allama Azmi and said that his work was contributing greatly towards community integration and promotion of inter-faith dialogue. He spent two hours at the mosque.
Faiths Minister Baroness Warsi was quoted as saying: “It was brilliant to accompany the Prime Minister to the Jamia Mosque and help them prepare for their Big Iftar that evening.
“Jamia Mosque is a fantastic example of a model Mosque that reaches out to its community, providing vital services to the local Muslim population. The Prime Minister was given a fantastic opportunity to see this vibrant Mosque in action. He also spoke at length to the Mosque members about their concerns over the recent anti-Muslim attacks and was able to reassure them of this government’s unwavering commitment to tackle and stamp out this unacceptable form of hatred,” she said.