A known Islamist has appeared in Parliament to present a 'Muslim Manifesto' ahead of the general election. Azad Ali, who has previously spoken of his "love" for al-Qaeda terrorist Anwar al-Awlaki, received a warm reception from the audience which included a number of Labour MPs and former cabinet minister Baroness Warsi. (h/t Guido Fawkes)

The manifesto has been put together by the Institute for Muslim Community Development, as a "call-to-action" for parliamentarians, "pinpointing key issues of high importance to the Muslim community." According to their website, it was assembled through consultation with "grass roots members, community leaders, religious leaders, social activists, academics, thinkers and politicians."

The list of 33 points is comprehensive, but amongst other things, the manifesto calls on members of parliament to "Support efforts to accurately remember Muslim and non-Muslim histories including oppressive and genocidal actions against Muslim peoples by British and European peoples"; "Celebrate and support Muslim heritage and cultural institutions"; "Eliminate the root causes of institutional discrimination against Muslims and introduce tougher legislation to prevent it"; "Introduce more robust legislation to curb media hate campaigns against Muslims" and "Acknowledge that the holy scripture of Muslims (the Qur'an) does not endorse terrorism and the murder of innocents."

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