London ‘more Islamic’ than Muslim world – scholar

London is a more “Islamic” city than much of the Muslim world put together, a leading Muslim scholar has argued.

Maulana Syed Ali Raza Rizvi, a prominent Shia cleric, who was born in Pakistan and studied in Iran, said he “feels more Islamic” in Britain than other countries because of the freedom to worship and the multicultural mix.

He said Islam could be summed up as being about “love and justice” but that the “Muslim political leadership” around the world was failing to foster this.

  • Gary

    I admire the Imam’s courage to tell the truth and prove what people have been saying for a long time.
    Islam is only peace when it’s practised by a minority in a non-islamic Nation , this, because of the generous Welfare system and Free speech to spew hate at that Nation you are in while being able to call the Police if anyone tells the truth about your death-cult that the Police deems a hate-crime.

    When muslims become the Majority and make the quran the head of the State that is also ruled by Sharia……that’s when the suffering and violence happens because of the thugs in charge that reject free-will kill those that are rebels.

    • Muslims preach tolerance only when they in a minority position.

      It is immediately forgotten when they gain the upper hand.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Why are shia clerics always prominent?

  • Ron MacDonald

    A Muslim dies and finds himself before the pearly Gates. He is very excited, as all his life he has longed to meet the Prophet Mohammed. Having arrived at the Gates of Heaven, he meets a man with a beard.
    ‘Are you Mohammed?’, he asks. ‘No, my son. I am Peter. Mohammed is higher up.’ And he points to a ladder that rises into the clouds.
    Delighted that Mohammed should be higher than Peter, he climbs the ladder in great strides, climbs through the clouds coming to a room where he meets another bearded man.
    He asks again, ‘Are you Mohammed? ‘No, I am Moses. Mohammed is higher still.
    Exhausted, but with a heart full of joy, he continues to climb the ladder and, yet again, he discovers an even larger room where he meets another man with a beard.
    Full of hope, he asks again, ‘Are you Mohammed?’ ‘No, I am Jesus…You will find Mohammed higher up.’
    Mohammed higher than Jesus! The poor man can hardly contain his delight and climbs and climbs, ever higher once again, he reaches a larger room where he meets a man with a beard and repeats his question:
    ‘Are you Mohammed?’ he gasps, as he is by now, totally out of breath from all his climbing. ‘No, my son. I am God. But you look exhausted. Would you like a coffee?’
    ‘Yes, please, my Lord’
    God looks behind him, claps his hands and calls out: ‘ Hey, Mohammed, two coffees!’

    • FactsWillOut

      God would have offered him a beer.

    • Maggat

      Damn near fell off my chair laughing.