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Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Selling Poppies for World Peace

November 11, 2014

Muslim Poppy Sellers

The Huffington Post has this story, Poppy Selling Campaign By Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association Branches Nationwide , reporting that the Ahmadiya Muslim Youth Association are to begin selling poppies across Britain on Monday. The article quotes Farooq Aftab, a spokesman for the Association, as saying,

“Irrespective of whether you are Muslim or Christian there’s always going to be a few who don’t understand and try to undermine what you are doing. Thankfully most people do understand and are supportive,” he said.

Countering claims that the poppy glorifies conflict, Mr Aftab said the symbol promoted community feeling. ” The poppy is not about war; it’s about solidarity and showing loyalty to one’s country and standing together for a worthy cause. It’s about communities standing together as one.

“Lots of Muslims actually served in World War I and World War II and lots have ancestors who served in the army. We therefore hope that our participation is a clear indication of our desire for peace and unity between all nations, peoples and religions.”

The story can be read at http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/10/29/young-muslims-poppy-selling-rembrance-_n_2038318.html.

The Ahmadiyya are quite a strange sect. They have frequently been persecuted in some Muslim countries, such as Pakistan, as they are considered to be extremely heretical. Nevertheless, I wish them every success in promoting peace and understanding between nations and communities, and welcome their support of Britain’s War dead and their reminder that the British army including many Muslims.

I found the image and the story through the anti-UKIP Facebook page, We’re Still Laughing at the UKIP. They’re at https://www.facebook.com/SLATUKIPThree. Just in case you needed reminding how nasty, absurd and farcical Farage and his party still are.