The Chief police officer of Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe has promised to protect and safeguarded the rights of Ahmadi Muslims in the UK as he visited the center of Ahmadis in the UK.
Ahmadis have been facing religious discrimination and hate from the different religious groups in all over the world including England. A couple of weeks ago an Ahmadi shopkeeper AsadShah was killed for the religious difference of beliefs by a religious extremist 32-year-old Tanweer Ahmad. Meanwhile, a large quantity of literature was also captured by the London police in which people were encouraged to kill Ahmadis.
The Metropolitan Police Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe visited Baitul Futuh Mosque, to offer reassurance to Ahmadiyya community leaders concerned about anti-Ahmadiyya sentiment following the recent murder of Asad Shah in Glasgow.
Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, said:
â€œI just wanted to reassure you that, first of all, as the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, we are here to look after you.â€
â€œI want to stand by you to make sure that you are protected, and that while we are here, you will have that security.â€
â€œFollowing tragic events in Glasgow, I wanted to stand side-by-side with the Ahmadiyya community in London. I wanted to reassure them. We are lucky in London to live in a safe city where tolerance and acceptance are celebrated. I hope my visit has gone some way to reassure the community here today of our support and that we will robustly police anyone who carries out or threatens violence or indeed any other crime.â€
Farooq Aftab, National Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, said: â€œThe Ahmadiyya Muslim Community appreciates the visit of Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe to the Baitul Futuh Mosque and is pleased to hear that the police are taking the issue of extremism and radicalisation very seriously.â€