Al Qadri in the home of his son-in-law. A Pakistani Muslim scholar, Al Qadri founded Minhaj-ul-Quran, an international organization promoting moderation which claims to have over a million followers. He hit the headlines earlier this year after holding an anti-terrorism summer camp in England, teaching 1,300 young Muslims how to argue against extremists, and in March for issuing what’s thought to be the world’s first fatwa against terrorism.
With his focus on religious sensitivity, it’s not surprising that Al Qadri says, in his own roundabout way, that it might not have been the best idea for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf to build an Islamic cultural center where he did. “If it creates problems in the community, and certain reactions are being anticipated, it may be wrong,” he says in a thick, Pakistani accent. “The best kind of policy should be to avoid any kind of litigation, dispute and unrest that leads to a lack of confidence between the two communities.”Read more at blogs.forbes.com