Afghanistan: Visit by British Muslim leaders

Afghanistan: Visit by British Muslim leaders

Muslim leaders from the UK are visiting Afghanistan as part of a project to build co-operation and understanding.

It comes a day after Hamid Karzai was re-elected as leader of the country, following controversial elections which saw his opponent withdraw.

The leaders hope to send a message to ordinary Afghans that Muslims not only live in Britain, but work, pray and teach without hindrance.

The four-man-delegation travel with a heavily armed escort throughout.

They have included visits to some of the most volatile locations in recent years.

The concern was that the delegation would find themselves cast as apologists for the military campaign in Helmand.

Instead, in a bewildering series of public meetings, both Afghans and the delegates seemed more interested in exchanging messages of hope.


Source: Sky News (English)

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