BFnews: More than 12,000 Muslims attended the conference, whose main speaker Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, the founder of Islamic organization Minhaj-ul-Quran International, called for global peace.
"We reject unequivocally all terrorism because at the heart of all religions is a belief in the sanctity of the lives of the innocent”, Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri told the conference.
The event launched a campaign to get a million signatures to back its declaration for peace.
“We, the signatories to this 'London Declaration for Global Peace & Resistance against Extremism', affirm that all humans everywhere possess inherent dignity and immutable rights: these including freedom from poverty, oppression, fear and prejudice and freedom of belief, worship and expression,” said a statement posted on Minhaj-ul-Quran International website.
Labour party chief Ed Miliband relayed a message to the conference, saying that “the values of tolerance, understanding and of bringing people together demonstrated by the conference is exactly what our society needs".
"A month or so ago we saw the terrible [unrest] that affected some of our major cities but what we also saw was the vast majority of people, right across this country, coming out, cleaning up and saying 'no' to the violence that we saw on our streets”, Miliband said in his message.
Source : Taqrib Newa Agency