10 petitions

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Petition to Theresa May MP, Theresa May

Lift the unjust ban excluding Minister Farrakhan from entering the UK #freespeechforALL2015

For 29 years, the HONOURABLE MINISTER LOUIS FARRAKHAN has been excluded from entering the United Kingdom on grounds that have never been fully justified. As the National Representative of the Nation of Islam, The Honourable Minister Louis Farrakhan has been a lifelong campaigner against war, poverty and discrimination. We believe that freedom of speech ought to prevail in the UK and that it is time for Minister Farrakhan’s unique voice to be heard in this country. Minister Farrakhan has been banned from the UK since 16 January 1986 on the vaguely defined grounds that “his presence would not be conducive to the public good.” In response to an appeal by Minister Farrakhan’s European representative, Hilary Muhammad, Justice Turner judged on 1 October 2001 that the Secretary of State was required to demonstrate objective justification for excluding Mr Farrakhan from this country. Objective justification was not found. However, the judgement was nonetheless overturned by then Home Office Minister, David Blunkett. The grounds again offered only non-specific reasoning. Now 82 years of age, Minister Farrakhan maintains a gruelling work schedule. He has travelled the world spreading a message of atonement, reconciliation and responsibility. His Million Man March inspired nearly 2 million men to convene in Washington, D.C. His work has promoted the right to an education for all, while opposing war and injustice. We appeal to you to allow freedom of speech to prevail, so that his voice may be heard in the UK. #freespeechforALL2015 #FRKN2015  

Hilary Muhammad
4,545 supporters
Update posted 5 months ago

Petition to Theresa May MP

Ban the use of the Koran as book upon which to swear the oath of allegiance”.

It recently came to my attention that the Islamic Holy Book The Koran/Qur'an, is used by Moslems to swear an oath of allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen and her Government. The Islamic religion is the only religion I am aware of, that permits lying in order to further it's cause. This means that you cannot trust nor believe that the person making the oath actually means it and it should therefore not be permissible to use this book to swear the oath. The following passages are from the Qur'an as evidence to the above statement; Reliance of the Traveler (p. 746 - 8.2) - "Speaking is a means to achieve objectives. If a praiseworthy aim is attainable through both telling the truth and lying, it is unlawful to accomplish through lying because there is no need for it. When it is possible to achieve such an aim by lying but not by telling the truth, it is permissible to lie if attaining the goal is permissible (i.e. when the purpose of lying is to circumvent someone who is preventing one from doing something permissible), and obligatory to lie if the goal is obligatory... it is religiously precautionary in all cases to employ words that give a misleading impression... "One should compare the bad consequences entailed by lying to those entailed by telling the truth, and if the consequences of telling the truth are more damaging, one is entitled to lie. Alternatively; Bukhari (49:857) - "He who makes peace between the people by inventing good information or saying good things, is not a liar." Lying is permitted when the end justifies the means. The Government should find some other way of obtaining a satisfactory promise to uphold the laws of the UK, including a rejection that Sharia law should override UK law. I am unable to make a suggestion as to what that could be, for in truth, I don't believe there is such an oath that a Moslem would allow to override the Qur'an.

Anthony Stacey
1,687 supporters