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From: Abid Khan <abid.khan@pressahmadiyya.com>
Date: 17 August 2015 at 11:42
Subject: UNDER STRICT EMBARGO 21/08/15: 33000 MUSLIMS GATHER TO PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO ISLAMIC CALIPHATE IN UK

UNDER STRICT EMBARGO FOR FRIDAY 21 AUGUST 2015

33,000 Muslims gather to pledge allegiance to Islamic Caliphate in UK

  • More than 33,000 Muslims travelling from across the world to pledge allegiance to Caliphate
  • Caliph of world’s largest organised Muslim community has repeatedly called on mosques and madrassas to be monitored by security services
  • Caliph to deliver message of peace based on Islamic teaching
  • Spiritual leader of millions of Muslims has challenged governments to block funding and supply line to ‘Isis’
  • Muslim leader says Government should introduce mandatory pledge of loyalty to UK in school assemblies

Tens of thousands of British Muslims are travelling to the South-East of England this weekend to pledge allegiance to the Caliph of the world’s largest organised Islamic movement.

The three-day international gathering, known as the Jalsa Salana, is designed to promote the peaceful teachings of Islam and to counter extremist views and misinterpretations of the world’s second largest religion.

Those attending will be joined by Muslims from around 100 countries who will be addressed by His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the fifth Caliph and Worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (AMC).

The AMC was established in 1889 and is led by the single largest caliphate in the world, with tens of millions of adherents.

The Jalsa will climax this Sunday with a pledge of allegiance by all in attendance at the hand of His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the Worldwide Head and Caliph of the AMC.

The Caliph has repeatedly spoken out against all forms of extremism and has called on the Government to introduce a mandatory ‘pledge of loyalty to the UK’ in school assemblies.

His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said:

“Young people are being misguided and radicalised. They are being completely misled about the concepts of Jihad and martyrdom. This is leading to countless innocent people being murdered or treated in the most inhumane way. The young people being radicalised are being sent to create disorder in the name of an entirely senseless and false Jihad.

The AMC has campaigned against extreme interpretations of Islam for more than a century. In stark contrast to the recently established heretical group ‘Isis’, the AMC has established lasting humanitarian institutions that have saved hundreds of thousands of lives.

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Media wishing to attend the Jalsa Salana or in need of further information should contact any of the below AMC press officers:

Adam Walker – Adam.Walker@pressahmadiyya.com, 07936 723606

Farooq Aftab – Farooq.Aftab@pressahmadiyya.com, 07584 100 659

Hazik Rehman – Hazik.Rahman@pressahmadiyya.com 07790 130608

Farhad Ahmad – Farhad.Ahmad@pressahmadiyya.com 07737 207604

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community
International Press & Media Office

22 Deer Park Road
London, SW19 3TL, UK

Tel: +44 (0)20 8544 7678

Email: media@pressahmadiyya.com

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Some Key Features of the Jalsa Salana

  • 33,000 people: Largest Muslim Convention in the UK
  • 49 years: Longest standing Muslim convention in the UK
  • 100 countries: Delegates attend from around 100 countries across the world (North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, South & East Asia, and Australasia)
  • Pledge of allegiance to the Caliph: With a participation of over 30,000 and millions via satellite and webcast on Sunday
  • 200 acres: The site is a Hampshire farm, which is turned into a global village in the two weeks prior to the event and taken down within a week. The facilities include accommodation, a kitchen that produces more than 270,000 meals and an international bookshop
  • 5,000 volunteers: The gathering is organised exclusively by volunteers from across the UK (2,000 women and 3,000 men)
  • 80 million people: All proceedings are transmitted to more than 80 million people worldwide and simultaneously translated into more than a dozen languages, via webcast and Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA), the world’s first Islamic satellite channel
  • The Caliph, Mirza Masroor Ahmad, delivers five speeches across the three days
  • Flag hoisting of the Union Jack by the National President of the AMC UK
  • 300,000 rotis (slices of Asian bread): All cooking is done on-site by volunteers. This includes the running of a bread factory that produces 300,000 rotis at a rate of 10,000 an hour; the kitchen cooks 270,000 meals (South Asian and European cuisine) across the three days
  • Exhibitions on the community and human rights is held throughout the three days
  • The Jalsa will be broadcast live on Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) on Sky Channel 787, the internet and translated into dozens of languages, including – English, Urdu, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Tamil, Malayalam & Swahili
  • The Jalsa will be streamed live online to hundreds of thousands of people

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community

The AMC is a peaceful Islamic movement that has, since its establishment over a century ago, denounced all forms of extremism and promoted pluralism. It has been established in the UK for more than a century, comprising in the region of 35,000 UK members. Globally, the community has tens of millions of members spread across 206 countries. Its founder, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, claimed to be the Mahdi and Messiah prophesied in the Christian, Jewish and Islamic scriptures. He stood against all forms of cruelty, reaffirming that true Islam is a religion of peace.

The community is today run under a system of caliphate, which has been situated in London since 1984. The present and fifth caliph of the AMC is His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad.

The Caliph has addressed world leaders and the general public across the globe, consistently denouncing religious fundamentalism, extremist groups such as ‘Isis’, the oppression of women, and all forms of cruelty towards humankind, animals and the environment.

Notes to editors

International Jalsa Salana

Dates: Friday 21 AugustSunday 23 August.

Venue: Hadeeqatul Mahdi (Oakland Farm), Green Street, East Worldham, Alton, Hampshire, GU34 3AU

Interviews with AMC members from your area who will be attending the Jalsa Salana can be arranged both before and after the event. If you plan on attending the event, then interviews can also be arranged at the venue.

Media wishing to attend should contact AMC press office:

Adam Walker – Adam.Walker@pressahmadiyya.com, 07936 723606

Farooq Aftab – Farooq.Aftab@pressahmadiyya.com, 07584 100 659

Hazik Rehman – Hazik.Rahman@pressahmadiyya.com 07790 130608

Farhad Ahmad – Farhad.Ahmad@pressahmadiyya.com 07737 207604

To register for press accreditation please send:

  1. < >Contact number and email
  2. Media outlet you represent
  3. State clearly whether you would like just a seat at the event, whether you want to do any interviews, or both.

We cannot guarantee interview requests for the Caliph. However, spokespeople representing the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be available.

Please bring photo identification on the day. Journalists bringing laptops will have access to the internet in the media centre on site.

Broadcasters are invited for filming of the proceedings and interviews.

An agenda is available here. This is subject to change.

Parking is available on site (1 hour drive from London). A free shuttle service will be operating from Alton Train Station (1 hour 7 minutes from Waterloo).

Attendees will be tweeting on the day and in the run up to the event using the hashtags #JalsaUK and#UnitedBehindOne.

The Jalsa will be streamed live on Muslim Television Ahmadiyya (MTA) – Sky Channel 787.

MTA is also available online.

Proceedings will be translated into dozens of languages, including – English, Urdu, Arabic, French, Spanish, German, Russian, Turkish, Bosnian, Albanian, Bulgarian, Indonesian, Tamil, Malayalam & Swahili.

Jalsa FM 87.7 will broadcast in parts of Hampshire and Surrey close to the Jalsa site.

Those taking part in the pledge of allegiance from the UK will be travelling to Hampshire from locations in the UK which include the following:

SCOTLAND

Inverness, Aberdeen, Dundee, Forfar, Perth, St. Andrews, Stirling, Fife, Rosyth, Dunfermline, Glasgow, and Edinburgh.

NORTH OF ENGLAND

North West: Manchester, Stockport, Bolton, Liverpool, Rochdale, Stoke-On-Trent, Oldham, Blackburn, Preston, Blackpool, Bury, Salford, Wigan, Darwen, Chorley, and Accrington.

North East: Newcastle, Sunderland, Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton-on-Tees, and Darlington.

Yorkshire: York, Scarborough, Leeds, Bradford, Keighley, Huddersfield, Spen Valley, Barnsley, Sheffield, Rotherham, and Doncaster.

Humberside and Lincolnshire: Scunthorpe, Hull, Grimsby, and Skegness.

THE MIDLANDS

West Midlands: Birmingham, Halesowen, Walsall, Wolverhampton, and Burton.

East Midlands: Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Northampton, Peterborough, Milton Keynes, and Cambridge.

Warwickshire: Warwick, Coventry and Leamington Spa.

SOUTH-EAST ENGLAND

Oxford, Reading, Luton, Watford, Langley, Slough, Maidenhead, Guildford, Farnham, Southampton, Ashford, Crawley, Brighton, Gillingham, Rochester, and Canterbury.

LONDON

North London: Harrow

South-East London: Greenwich and Lewisham.

South-West London: Wandsworth, Merton, Kingston, Croydon, and Richmond

East London: Walthamstow, Enfeild, Aldgate, Woodford, Redbridge, and East Ham.

West-London: Ealing, Southall, Housnlow, Slough, Greenford, Wembley, Feltham, Staines, Uxbridge, Hayes, Northolt, Langley, Maidenhead, Chiswick, Fulham, and Hammersmith.

WALES & SOUTH-WEST ENGLAND

Rhyl, Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bristol, Cornwall, Plymouth, Gloucester, and Cheltenham.

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7 comments for “Still in any doubt?

  1. August 17, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    A target-rich environment. I do earnestly hope no-one, especially the Police, takes advantage of the many opportunities to be had.

  2. john in cheshire
    August 17, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    I hope we’re not supposed to be reassured by this gathering, because I’m not. Rather, it demonstrates quite clearly how pervasive is the alien muslim presence in our country.

  3. August 17, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Exactly.

  4. Rossa
    August 17, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Being a completely contrary female, “tens of thousands” is stretching it a bit when it says 33,000. And you seem to read the headline as the Caliphate is in the UK, when it says they are pledging allegiance….in the UK. It’s been going for 49 years and 33k is statistically irrelevant in a population of 64 million. It does say transmitted to 80 million people but then the BBC is technically broadcast to everyone here, even if you don’t watch it. This is a Press Release so they are bound to exaggerate a bit.

    So when the Pope visited the UK and tens of thousands of Catholics turned out to see him and he is the head of a Church with millions of adherents, the difference is?!

    • August 17, 2015 at 7:37 pm

      This misses the entire point but we’ve just been through this. Clearly there are still people falling for the left line. 15 page post in mid-September.

  5. Voice of Reason
    August 17, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    What’s the problem? If they pledge allegiance, lift their passports and help them to move to the Caliphate.

  6. August 17, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    This Adam Walker bloke; is he the same one as leads the BNP?

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