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UK MP Stephen Timms Who Was Almost Stabbed To Death By Muslimah Constituent Attends MCB "Visit My Mosque Day"

Muslim Council Of Britain Is The UK's CAIR - Refers To 'Visit My Mosque Day' As "A Great British Institution"
February 15, 2017

Cartoon title: "Only progressive Dutch are still open to other cultures"

Caption, man on knees: "This Islamic butcher shop is extremely interesting"

MIM: For more on the attack on Stephen Timms see article below.

"...Jurors were told Miss Choudhry had made an appointment for 2.45pm, specifically to see Mr Timms rather than an assistant, and was the second person he saw that day, just after 3pm.

The MP told the court that when she came in she didn't sit down and continued walking towards him.

He said: "She looked friendly. She was smiling, if I remember rightly" before she "lunged at me with her right hand".

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-11667620

MIM: The Dhimmi Britons of the United Kaliphate turned out in droves for this mass dawa exercise.


"Record Number of Britons Show Solidarity with Muslims on Largest Ever #VisitMyMosque Day

5 February 2017

Record number of visitors share tea and biscuits with their Muslims neighbours on as third ‘Visit My Mosque' Day comes to a close.

Over 150 mosques across Britain opened their doors today for the third annual Visit My Mosque Day. With dozens if not hundreds reported to have attended each mosque, this could well be one of the largest attended open mosque days in the world.

#VisitMyMosque day, facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), provides a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the headlines.

Speaking at the national launch event in Khizra Mosque, Manchester, Muslim Council of Britain Secretary General Harun Khan, said, "We hope that Visit My Mosque Day will become a great British institution. So many British Muslims opened the doors to their mosques and their hearts to thousands of fellow Britons keen to reach out to local Muslims and find out about their faith. We were also moved by the record numbers who came in solidarity to Muslims and the hostile atmosphere they find themselves in."

"Now more than ever, we need initiatives like #VisitMyMosque as antidotes to the poisonous atmosphere of fear and distrust rippling through society in the wake of recent events."

With over 150 mosques taking part – almost double the number that took part last year – many faith, civil and political leaders took part. The Bishop of Liverpool and of Salford are among the main faith leaders who attended. More MPs than ever before attended a mosque open days in their local constituencies. They include minister Ben Gummer, leader of the opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, Shadow Foreign Secretary, Emily Thornberry and numerous other MPs including David Lammy, Gareth Thomas, Patrick Grady, Kirsty Blackman, Mike Gapes, Chi Onuwarah, Neil Coyle, Maggie Throup, Wes Streeting, Ian Lucas, Kelvin Hopkins, Stephen Timms, Jeff Smith and Stephen McPartland.

Speaking at the launch event at Finsbury Park Mosque, Jeremy Corbyn spoke about how bad rhetoric results in acts of hate, and the importance of endorsing values of respect to bring communities together. With a particular note to Donald Trump, he said, "Drinking tea together is far more effective than pouring concrete to build walls".

British Mosques: Helping their Local Communities

This year the Muslim Council of Britain showcased a number of mosques who helped their local communities through social action projects.

A video featuring further examples of mosque's social action work has also been released. Watch here:https://youtu.be/iJ1yia7Sam4

The full list of mosques that took part today can be found online at www.visitmymosque.org/find

A small number of mosques will be holding their open days this coming weekend 11th and 12th February for logistical reasons.

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Notes to Editors:
1. The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

2. #VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative where over 150 mosques across the UK are holding open days to welcome in their neighbours from all faiths and none. It is facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain, the country's largest umbrella body of mosques and Islamic associations.

3. Participating mosques on 5th February 2017 are listed at www.visitmymosque.org

4. The list of participating mosques represents the diversity in Islamic traditions, with mosques from a wide variety of Islamic schools of thought and traditions taking part, including some of the country's largest mosques seasoned in doing outreach activities, as well as smaller mosques holding open days for the first time.

5. A mosque is a place of worship for those practicing the Islamic faith, where five daily congregational prayers are held, led by an imam (prayer leader) and serve as community hubs offering a range of activities and facilities. One of the oldest mosque's in Britain was established in 1887.

6. In the run-up to ‘Visit My Mosque' Day 2017, a number of mosques participated and have helped to organise interfaith exchanges and visits, ranging from observing church services to peace walks to interfaith conferences. Further information here: www.mcb.org.uk/interfaith-visits-spread-in-run-up-to-visitmymosque-day/

7. For further information please contact:

The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330
London
E1 2WJ
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079
media@mcb.org.uk

Follow MCB Interactive
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MuslimCouncil
Facebook: www.facebook.com/muslimcouncil.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/MuslimCounci

http://www.mcb.org.uk/record-number-of-britons-show-solidarity-with-muslims-on-largest-ever-visitmymosque-day/

150+ Mosques to Open Doors on Visit My Mosque Day 2017

30 January 2017

Muslims around the country to invite neighbours and visit and explore this Great British institution

Thousands of Britons are expected to visit the over 150 mosques participating in the third annual ‘Visit My Mosque' Day on 5 February 2017.Mosques across the UK will be sharing tea and biscuits, alongside an insight into the day-to-day goings on of a busy Muslim centre of worship. More mosques will be participating this year from across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Members of the public can find their nearest mosque online at: www.visitmymosque.org/find

#VisitMyMosque Day aims to provide a platform for Muslims to reach out to fellow Britons and explain their faith and community beyond the negative media headlines. Visitors are encouraged to ask questions they may have about Muslims or the general faith of Islam.


Mosques Helping Local Communities

This year's Visit My Mosque Day will showcase how mosques are great British institutions. They do this by not only being a spiritual focal point, but also by serving their localities and helping people of all faiths and none by running food banks, feed-the-homeless projects, neighbourhood street cleans, local fundraising and much more.

For example, Khizra Mosque in Manchester has run a monthly food collection to support up to seven local families. While the Federation of Muslim Organisations in Leicestershire fundraised £20,000 in just three weeks for a new scanner at Glenfield Hospital. Worshippers at the East London Mosque donated 10 tonnes of food for the homeless at Christmas. Last year it was estimated that British Muslims gave approximately £100 million to charitable causes during the holy month of Ramadan: that's approximately £38 a second.

Social Media Video

The Muslim Council of Britain has also launched a film to accompany the promotion of Visit My Mosque Day. It features a woman inviting a friend to visit her local mosque. Watch here: https://youtu.be/W0mTNSF1AJQ

Visit My Mosque Day: ‘A Great British Institution'

Harun Khan, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain said, "As the world recoils at President Trump's so called ‘Muslim Ban' and now the mass killing at a mosque in Canada, #VisitMyMosque is a much needed antidote to the poisonous atmosphere we find ourselves in. This Sunday 5 February, the British public, Muslim and non-Muslim have an opportunity to come together and renew bonds of friendship."

He continued, "Visit My Mosque Day is our chance to welcome fellow Britons to our diverse community. In previous years we were moved by how the great British public has taken part in the day, some travelling dozens of miles to find their local mosques, and the level of enthusiasm in the number of mosques who have invited their neighbours to share in the experience has increased each year. Now its third year, we hope that Visit My Mosque Day becomes a great British institution for years to come."

Last year hundreds of comments were left by visitors on social media and at #VisitMyMosque. They included:

"Diane and I thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Warrington Islamic Society and Mosque," Emily Goodler

"Such an interesting visit to Edinburgh Central Mosque today – thanks to all for such a warm welcome (and scrum my food)," Isla Jack

"Good to see the Surrey Police & Crime Commissioner and many residents inc. those from other faiths supporting #VisitMyMosque in Camberley," Rodney Bates.

Visit My Mosque day on Sunday 5 February 2017 is open to men, women and children of all ages. Anyone can search for their nearest participating mosque at www.visitmymosque.org/find

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Notes to Editors:

1. The Muslim Council of Britain is the UK's largest Muslim umbrella body with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

2. #VisitMyMosque day is a national initiative where over 150 mosques across the UK are holding open days to welcome in their neighbours from all faiths and none. It is facilitated by the Muslim Council of Britain, the country's largest umbrella body of mosques and Islamic associations.

3. Participating mosques on 5th February 2017 are listed at www.visitmymosque.org

4. The list of participating mosques represents the diversity in Islamic traditions, with mosques from a wide variety of Islamic schools of thought and traditions taking part, including some of the country's largest mosques seasoned in doing outreach activities, as well as smaller mosques holding open days for the first time.

5. A mosque is a place of worship for those practicing the Islamic faith, where five daily congregational prayers are held, led by an imam (prayer leader) and serve as community hubs offering a range of activities and facilities. One of the oldest mosque's in Britain was established in 1887.

6. In the run-up to ‘Visit My Mosque' Day 2017, a number of mosques participated and have helped to organise interfaith exchanges and visits, ranging from observing church services to peace walks to interfaith conferences. Further information here: www.mcb.org.uk/interfaith-visits-spread-in-run-up-to-visitmymosque-day/

7. For further information please contact:
The Muslim Council of Britain
PO Box 57330
London
E1 2WJ
Tel: 0845 26 26 786
Fax: 0207 247 7079
media@mcb.org.uk

Follow MCB Interactive
Twitter: www.twitter.com/MuslimCouncil
Facebook: www.facebook.com/muslimcouncil.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/MuslimCouncil

http://www.mcb.org.uk/150-mosques-to-open-doors-on-visit-my-mosque-day-2017/

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Stephen Timms

MP for East Ham


MP Stephen Timms stabbed 'in revenge for Iraq war'


MP Stephen Timms was stabbed at his Newham constituency surgery

A woman stabbed Labour MP Stephen Timms twice at a constituency surgery in revenge for his vote for the Iraq war, the Old Bailey has heard.

The Labour MP for East Ham said he thought Roshonara Choudhry wanted to shake hands when she smiled before lunging at him in Newham on 14 May.

Miss Choudhry told police she wanted "to get revenge for the people of Iraq", prosecutors said.

The 21-year-old is accused of attempted murder and having an offensive weapon.

Prosecutor William Boyce QC said Mr Timms was sent "reeling and staggering" by the attack at the community centre in Beckton.

She looked friendly. She was smiling, if I remember rightly

MP Stephen Timms His assistant Andrew Bazeley prised the kitchen knife from Miss Choudhry, who was restrained by a security guard until police officers arrived.

Jurors were told Miss Choudhry had made an appointment for 2.45pm, specifically to see Mr Timms rather than an assistant, and was the second person he saw that day, just after 3pm.

The MP told the court that when she came in she didn't sit down and continued walking towards him.

He said: "She looked friendly. She was smiling, if I remember rightly" before she "lunged at me with her right hand".

"I think I knew that I had been stabbed although I didn't feel anything and I can't recall actually seeing a knife but I think I said 'She has a knife' or words to that effect."

He said he went into the toilets and lifted up his jumper to see "quite a lot of blood" and realised he had been stabbed.

No challenge

Mr Boyce said Miss Choudhry had told police she made the appointment to see him specifically and solely for the purpose of attacking him.

She had brought with her two knives instead of one in case one broke during the attack.

"She gave her intention as being an intention to kill Mr Timms, and that she was acting in that way as an act of punishment towards him for his parliamentary vote in favour of the war in Iraq," he said.

Det Insp Simon Dobinson told the court that the next day Miss Choudhry told him: "I purposefully walked round the side of the desk so I could get close to him.

"Then I pulled the knife out of my bag and I hit him in the stomach with it.

"I was trying to kill him because he wanted to invade Iraq."

Jeremy Dein QC, defending Miss Choudhry, said she did not recognise the jurisdiction of the court and did not wish her lawyers to challenge evidence put before the jury.

Mr Justice Cooke explained to jurors that it was Miss Choudhry's right not to attend the trial.

"The trial will proceed in her absence but you must not assume she is guilty because she is not here and you must not hold it against her," he said.

The case was adjourned until Tuesday when the judge is expected to sum up.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-11667620

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