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Muslims are biggest donors in Britain: British Deputy High Commissioner
Sunday July 20, 2014 1:36 AM, Agencies

British Deputy High Commissioner Julian Evans Thursday, while lauding the contribution of Muslims to the British society, said the donations by Muslims for charity work in Britain are more than any other faith group.

Julian Evans Ifaar
[British Deputy High Commissioner Julian Evans with MP Badruddin Ajmal Qasmi and others.]

“Charity is one of the things that Islam is all about. In Britain, Muslims are biggest donors – they give more to charity than any other faith group", Evans said quoting from British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Ramadan message.

"Britain attaches great importance to strong and warm relations with the Islamic community adding that UK and India share the distinction of being plural, multi-faith societies", he said in an Iftaar hosted in the national capital Thursday.

He also quoted William Hague, who as a Foreign Secretary said in his Ramadan message that ‘Ramadan has been celebrated in the United Kingdom for generations, and we are proud of our strong ties with the Muslim world, from our traditional partnerships in the Middle East and strong historical links in Asia and Africa, to our vibrant community of British Muslims.’

The Deputy High Commissioner said he is proud to be representing a country with a Muslim population of more than two and a half million people.

“We in Britain recognize and are fortunate for the huge contribution that so many Muslims in Britain make across the whole breadth of our society", he said.

A number of Muslim MPs including Bardurddin Ajmal Qasmi, T.K. Basheer, AMU Vice-Chancellor Lt. Gen Syed Zameeruddin Shah, Jamia Millia Islamia Vice-Chancellor Dr Talat Ali besides religious leaders and local journalists joined the annual event hosted by the British High Commission.


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