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National Peace Symposium 2015

National Peace Symposium

Cllr Paul Deach with Camberley resident Shahid Mirza and other delegates at the National Peace Symposium 2015

On 14 March 2015, the World Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, the Fifth Khalifa, His Holiness, Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad delivered the keynote address at the 12th National Peace Symposium hosted by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK.

During his address, His Holiness spoke of the increased threat of radicalisation and warned of the potential danger it posed to the world. His Holiness spoke of the mounting conflict in both the Muslim and non-Muslim world and said that rather than religion, the root cause of today’s conflicts was an “unquenchable thirst for power, influence and resources”.

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His Holiness categorically condemned terrorist groups such as ISIS, Boko Haram and Al-Shabaab as acting completely against the teachings of Islam and quoted verses of the Holy Quran that refuted all forms of extremism.

The event was held at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in London with an audience of more than 1000 people, including more than 600 non-Ahmadi guests comprising Government Ministers, Ambassadors of State, Members of both Houses of Parliament and various other dignitaries and guests. A special guest this year was Professor Heiner Bielefeldt, the UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief. The theme of this year’s Peace Symposium was “Religion, Freedom and Peace”.

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Brian May considering standing against Michael Gove in the General Election

Dr Brian MayCamberley & Sandhurst News & Mail has reported today that Queen guitar legend Dr Brian May is considering taking on Surrey Heath MP & Chief Whip Michael Gove in the May General Election.

The local paper describes it as a “Mouth watering prospect”.

Dr May is a staunch animal rights activist and a huge supporter of the local animal charity Harper Asprey Wildlife Rescue.

He has also been a huge critic of the Conservative Party desire to re-introduce blood sports and this is clearly a way of taking the fight to the heart of Westminster.

The General Election will already prove to be interesting but if Dr May does actually go ahead with this, then things will be fascinating.




Emergency pressures update from Frimley Park Hospital

Frimley Park HospitalHospitals across the country are experiencing extreme pressure following the Christmas and New Year period and Frimley Park is no exception.

People are therefore urged to avoid unnecessary visits to A&E and, unless they are a real emergency, consider a more appropriate course of action, including seeking advice from community pharmacists, using over the counter remedies for common minor ailments such as coughs and colds, or making an appointment with their GP.

GPs should be the first port of call – people are asked not to come to A&E as an alternative to seeing their GP. There is also the option to call NHS 111, a free telephone service available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, supported by trained advisers and medical staff.

For patients who do need to attend the emergency department, our staff are working extremely hard to ensure they are cared for appropriately and provide them with the best possible service. The Trust asks people to bear with them during this extremely busy time while staff prioritise patients according to their clinical need.

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