Results 1–20 of 92 for islam speaker:Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Nigeria: Violence (29 Sep 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...many states in Nigeria. We do not assess that extremist ideology is a root cause of most intercommunal violence. In North East Nigeria, we assess that the extremist ideology of Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa drives violence, although the motivation for individuals joining these groups is diverse. These assessments are informed by the team at the British High Commission in Abuja...

China - Statement (22 Jul 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ..., Lord Collins, and the noble Baroness, Lady Northover, mentioned specifically—is at the forefront of all our minds. It is particularly noticeable and disappointing that very few countries in the Islamic world have spoken out in defence of the Uighur Muslims. I am not for a moment suggesting that one religion should speak in its own defence, but whoever is persecuted, wherever they are...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Xinjiang: Birth Rate (6 Jul 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...including the extra-judicial detention of over a million Uyghur Muslims and other minorities in "political re-education camps", systematic restrictions on Uyghur culture and the practice of Islam, and extensive and invasive surveillance targeting minorities. On 10 March at the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council, the UK raised concerns about systematic human rights violations and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Palestinians: Christianity (1 Jul 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...Christian community there. The UK recognises that the holy sites of Jerusalem hold particular significance for many groups around the globe, especially the three Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. We are committed to working with all parties to maintain calm, avoid provocation and uphold the Status Quo in order to ensure the safety and security of the holy sites and all...

Yemen: Humanitarian Aid Funding - Private Notice Question (4 Jun 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: My Lords, the schism in Islam between Sunni and Shia Islam is well known. We do not believe that our foreign policy should focus on resolving that conflict; we believe that we can bring people to the table and ensure a lasting peace settlement. The noble Lord illustrates well the challenge that we face in Yemen, but that should not deter us from doing everything we can on the humanitarian and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Hebron: Religious Buildings (2 Jun 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The holy sites of East Jerusalem and the West Bank hold particular significance for many groups around the globe, especially the three Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. In our meetings with the Israeli authorities we regularly raise the need to respect the status quo of the holy sites in East Jerusalem and the West Bank. We continue to urge the Israeli and Palestinian...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Syria: Proscribed Organisations (22 May 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...19,000-25,000 persons belonging to proscribed armed groups in total, of which the majority (approximately 12,000-15,000) belong to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham. We estimate Huras Al Din and the Turkistan Islamic Party each have around 3,500-5,000 members. There are also likely to be small numbers of individuals aligned to Daesh. The estimated total number of persons belonging to proscribed armed...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Satellites (18 May 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We are aware of reports concerning the recent launch of a military satellite by the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC). The launch - using ballistic missile technology - is of significant concern and inconsistent with UN Security Council Resolution 2231. The UN has called upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Palestinians (24 Mar 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: Iran continues to support a number of militant and proscribed groups in the region, such as Hezbollah, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, and Palestinian rejectionist groups. This support is concerning, and directly undermines prospects for regional security and lasting peace in the region. We are clear that we want to see the creation of a sovereign, independent and viable Palestinian state -...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Palestinian Islamic Jihad (18 Mar 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We remain deeply concerned by Iran's support to a number of militant and proscribed groups in the region, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). This support directly undermines prospects for regional security and lasting peace in the region. The UK notes with concern the recent escalation in Gaza, including indiscriminate rocket fire which places civilians at risk. Any attacks targeted...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Palestinian Islamic Jihad (18 Mar 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We remain deeply concerned by Iran's support to a number of militant and proscribed groups in the region, including Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). This support directly undermines prospects for regional security and lasting peace in the region. Longer term, we encourage relevant parties to put forward sustainable proposals to resolve the threat posed to Israel's security by Hamas,...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jerusalem: Religious Buildings (9 Mar 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The holy sites of Jerusalem hold particular significance for many groups around the globe, especially the three Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The UK is committed to working with all parties to maintain calm, avoid provocation and uphold the Status Quo in order to ensure the safety and security of Al Haram Al Sharif/Temple Mount and all who worship and visit there. We...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Leah Sharibu (11 Feb 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The UK has made repeated calls for the release of all those abducted by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA), including Leah Sharibu. We are appalled by and condemn her reported enslavement, forced conversion and pregnancy. In 2018, we offered expertise to help the Nigerian Government in their search for Leah and the other schoolgirls abducted from Dapchi, Borno State. We...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Nigeria: Violence (5 Feb 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We are appalled by and condemn the escalating levels of violence, including executions, instigated by Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa (ISWA) in Northern Nigeria. The targeting of Christians, including those from Plateau State, has tragically increased in recent months, although the indiscriminate nature of the groups’ attacks continues to have a devastating effect on all...

Iran: Stability in the Middle East - Question for Short Debate (30 Jan 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: .... The deal remains vital for our national security and the shared security of our partners and allies. We have also held concerns about Iran’s activity in the region, including through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Quds Force, which was under the command of General Soleimani. That is why we will not lament his death. The noble Lord, Lord Alton, and my noble friend Lord...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: *No heading* (29 Jan 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​We have long expressed our deep concerns about the destabilising activities of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and IRGC Qods Force, including illicit economic activity, and support to militant and proscribed groups around the region. The IRGC as a whole remains subject to EU and UN sanctions; a large number of associated individuals and entities are also designated. We...

China: Uighurs - Question (20 Jan 2020)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...extrajudicial detention of more than 1 million Uighur Muslims and other minorities in what are called political re-education camps, systematic restrictions on Uighur culture and the practice of Islam, and extensive surveillance. We regularly raise these concerns with the Chinese authorities and at the United Nations. Most recently, the UK ambassador to China raised Xinjiang directly with...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Jerusalem: Religious Buildings (5 Nov 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ​The Haram Al-Sharif / Temple Mount and Jerusalem hold particular significance for many groups around the globe, especially the three Abrahamic faiths of Christianity, Islam and Judaism. The UK is committed to working with all parties to maintain calm, avoid provocation and uphold the status quo to ensure the safety and the security of the Al Haram Al Sharif / Temple Mount and all who...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Iran: Foreign Relations (28 Oct 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: We are aware of these reports. We have long expressed our deep concerns about the destabilising activity of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) both within and outside Iran, including its illicit economic activity and its role in Iran’s ballistic missile development and support to militant and proscribed groups around the region. We call on Iran urgently to cease all forms of...

Anti-Semitism - Motion to Take Note (20 Jun 2019)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: ...no confusion. When we build, we build with the foundations and the foundations of our faith are Judaism. After those foundations, the walls of Christianity were erected and after that, the roof of Islam completed the house of Abraham. The other windows and doors represent other faiths and beliefs, which together constitute the house of God”.


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