United Against Extremism campaign – Messages of Support

Your motto – ‘love for all, hatred for none’ – shines from all you do. It is a message we would all do well to live by, especially as we build a stronger, more united future.

– Rt Hon Theresa May MP, The Prime Minister (2017-19)

Thank you for everything you do to bring about a more tolerant, more just, more respectful society. Let us work together to build on this.

– Rt Hon Jeremy Corbyn MP, Leader of the Labour Party (2015-2020)

Ahmadis are known for being a peace-loving community, with a strong emphasis on inter-faith integration. They also carry out excellent charity work – which was clear for all to see when they came to help with flood relief efforts here in Cumbria and elsewhere this Christmas.

– Tim Farron MP, Former Leader of the Liberal Democrats (2015-2017)

We need to come together across society and communities to combat extremism. The Ahmadiyya community has a proud track record of positive action in society, and this latest initiative will, I believe, play a valuable role in what is a big challenge for all of us.

– Rt Hon Chris Grayling MP, Leader of the House of Commons (2015-2016)

I very much support the continued efforts of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, in London and elsewhere, to promote peace and cohesion in our country. I see this very clearly through my work as a constituency MP. It is all the more important in these difficult times that all parts of our society come together to demonstrate our opposition to extremism and our support for inclusiveness, peace and tolerance. The leading role that Ahmadiyya Muslims are taking as part of this is admirable, and typical of your community, which has so consistently promoted a message of peace, love and respect for all. “Thank you for all that you do, and I wish you every success with your campaign.

– Jane Ellison, Former MP for Battersea, Balham & Wandsworth (2010-17)

I am fully behind this initiative by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. This campaign very effectively highlights the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s total commitment to peace and opposition to violence and extremism. The campaign reminds us all that those who claim to commit acts of violence in the name of Islam are not real followers of the Muslim faith.

– Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Lib Dem Foreign Affairs Spokesman and Chief Whip (2015-2019)

We are an incredible, inclusive and progressive nation where the diversity of our communities is our strength. I pay tribute to the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community who have shown that devotion to faith is the foundation to a selfless desire to serve humanity driven by a deep sense of loyalty to our nation. At time of great human tragedy as we have seen recently with the terrorist atrocities in Paris, the Community has once again issued a resounding and resolute call of peace and unity against the dark forces of extremism which seek to divide us.

– Lord Tariq Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (2017 – Present)

“There is no place for hate and extremism in a modern and inclusive Scotland. Ensuring we all take a stand against it is an important part of creating a fairer country for all – something we are committed to as a government.
I value the contribution that the Ahmadiyya Muslim community is making towards tackling extremism, promoting peace and building cohesive societies. Their work highlights the importance of coming together to create stronger, more inclusive communities which promote tolerance and understanding.”

– Angela Constance,Cabinet Secretary for Communities, Social Security and Equality, Scottish Government (2016-2018)