Tuesday, January 30, 2007

UK: Xtians and Muslims fight for unborn

London, England (LifeNews.com) -- Christians and Muslims came together for a pro-life conference on Saturday, proving that pro-life values extend beyond religious boundaries. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, a leading British pro-life group, brought together the Bishop of Pontefract and members of the Indian Muslim Welfare Society.
The conference was held at the Al-Hickmah Centre and featured John Smeaton, national director of SPUC and Dr. A Majid Katme of the Islamic Medical Association in the UK.

Calling Islam a "religion of mercy," Katme said Muslims should become actively involved in pro-life activities.

"We Muslims should act and show this mercy by trying to stop the unjustified killing of our innocent unborn children through the barbaric procedure of abortion," he said.

Mufti Jusuf Akudi, one of the organizers of the event, agreed.

"Abortion, euthanasia and immoral sex education are among the vital issues that have a profound effect on our lives, the lives of our children and the lives of all members of the human family whatever their faith or religion," he said.

"I urge everyone regardless of their background or religion, and especially my Muslim sisters and brothers, to actively support the work of SPUC," Akudi added.


This is good news. If Muslims in Canada could join the cause for fetal rights, this would be great. I have hardly heard a whimper from Muslims on the issue of abortion in Canada. It would be great if they could speak up. I'm sure it would be a great opportunity for interreligious co-operation, dialogue and create more understanding.