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Thursday, June 24, 2010

UK BAN NOW DR. BILAL PHILIPS


In another move made by UK authorities that would increase the already created controversy after the ban of world renowned Islamic scholar Dr. Zakir Naik, another personality Dr. Bilal Philips, who is a world renowned Canadian Islamic Scholar, was denied entry into UK.

This “entry denial” was not informed to him, prior to his visit by the UK authorities. Dr. Bilal Philips was scheduled to arrive in UK to attend the Quran Conference which was due to be held on 20th June. He arrived on June 18th for the same, only to get surprised that he was denied entry. He had no option but to return back to Doha.

In response to one of our correspondent, Dr. Bilal Philips said Well, the inevitable finally happened. At least the British Home Secretary called Dr Naik in Mumbai prior to his trip and told him not to come. I arrived to London this Saturday morning, 19 June, at 8am only to denied entry and put back on a plane at 11am back to Doha! So, I was unable to attend the Qur’aan conference on the 20th as planned!!! Sorry to all who attended the conference expecting to hear from me or see me”. He further added “Allah is the best Protector and disposer of our affairs”.

According to the reports, Even the conference was harassed by the British National Party and had to change their venue at the last moment.

With the protests still on for the ban imposed on Dr. Zakir Naik, this denial of entry to another renowned personality of the Muslim world will only add more fuel to the ongoing controversy.

Muslims from around the world have protested that UK authorities, who were forefront in backing “freedom of expression and speech”, is acting otherwise।

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