UK: Muslims should get politically active says MP

UK: Muslims should get politically active says MP

Young Muslims need to get involved in the UK political system if they want to see change advised a top politician during a visit to Manchester.

Mohammed Sarwar, the UK's first Muslim Member of Parliament and the first MP to swear his oath of allegiance on the Quran said young Muslims who were angry about what was happening in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine needed to channel their frustration in a positive way.

He said: "Understandably they are angry when they see the unjust that happens in Muslim countries with the international community turning a blind eye.

"They are frustrated but they need to take that energy and do something positive.

"To see change and to make change they need to get actively involved in their local political parties."

He added: "Many young people tell me that they're not happy about our foreign policy but many don't even know that the UK government supports a two-state solution in Palestine.

"And then they ask me how this can be achieved? I tell them to be part of the political process.

"We need people to work together and to get involved so that we can bring about a just and peaceful society."


Source: The Asian News, h/t

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