Farooq Murad, Secretary General of the MCB, commented, “The case of Babar Ahmad is problematic: here is a British citizen who is alleged to have committed crimes that can be prosecuted under British law and yet he is being shipped off to the United States, under the controversial Extradition Act 2003. The United States has a troubling record in dealing with terror suspects and therefore the British government has a responsibility to ensure the rights of its citizens are protected while at the same time ensuring justice is served.”

The Rt Hon Sadiq Khan MP, Member of Parliament for Tooting said: “As Babar’s Member of Parliament, I have worked with his family and legal team for a number of years arguing that any trial should be held in the UK. I have known Babar for many years – we grew up in the same area of south London. This petition is a good way to raise public awareness of Babar’s case.”

The MCB is supporting a call to designate Friday 28th October as ‘Babar Ahmad Day’ encouraging mosques across the country to get their congregations to sign the petition.

To sign the e-petition, click here: http://epetitions.direct.gov.uk/petitions/885

Click this link and print out the form to encourage more people to sign: https://www.freebabarahmad.com/downloads/babar_ahmad_petition_template.pdf

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The Muslim Council of Britain

MCB, PO Box 57330, London E1 2WJ

Telephone:  0845 26 26 786

Fax: 020 7247 7079

Web: www.mcb.org.uk

 

The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB) is the UK’s largest and most diverse Muslim umbrella organisation with over 500 affiliated national, regional and local organisations, mosques, charities and schools.

 

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