On 5th February, mosques across the country will open their doors to their neighbours for Visit My Mosque Day.
Here at Ben & Jerry’s we love nothing more than trying new flavours, swapping scoops and experiencing life on the other side of the cone. After all, we don’t live in a one flavour world, and we think that new experiences brings us closer together, no matter what your religion or race!
Our friends at the Muslim Council of Britain have come up with an ingenious idea to build bridges between communities. On 18th February, mosques across the country will open their doors to their neighbours for Visit My Mosque day. Everyone’s welcome to come in and learn more about Islam and mosques in the UK.
Ben & Jerry’s “friends” are the kind most people avoid at all costs: The Founder of the ‘Muslim Council of Britain’ sentenced to death for war crimes in Bangladesh
A prominent Muslim leader living in Britain was today sentenced to death by hanging by a Bangladesh war crimes tribunal.
Chowdury Mueen-Uddin, 63, was found guilty of murdering 18 people including nine university professors, six journalists and three physicians in December 1971 with an accomplice, now living in New York.
The atrocities took place during Bangladesh\’s war for independence from Pakistan when an estimated 3million people were killed and 200,000 women were raped.
Mr Uddin, former director of Muslim Spiritual Care in the NHS, and co-convicted Ashrafuzzaman Khan were tried in absentia after they refused to return to Bangladesh to face the trial.
There is now a warrant for their capture.
Senior judge Obaidul Hassan told a crowded court in Dhaka: ‘Justice will not be done if they are not awarded capital punishment.’
Britain refused to extradite Mr Uddin, a founder of the Muslim Council of Britain, if he were to face the death penalty when an arrest warrant was issued earlier this year.
Among the activities he has been involved in since arriving in Britain was joining the protests against Salman Rushdie’s controversial book, The Satanic Verses, and he entertained Prince Charles when the heir visited an Islamic centre in Leicester in 2003.
Think about that the next time you consider buying Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.