In the Name of Allah, the Most Gra­cious, the Most Mer­ci­ful.

As-salā­mu ‘alaykum wa-rah­mat­ul­lāhi wa-barakā­tuh (Peace, Bless­ings & Mer­cy of Allah be upon You).

This state­ment is being issued on the 30th of Jan­u­ary 2017 and super­sedes all pre­vi­ous state­ments on the sub­ject.

Wifaqul Ula­ma agrees with the opin­ions expressed by MCB,Ed Miliband, Baroness Say­eeda War­si,Car­o­line Lucas MP and many oth­ers who are trou­bled by the exec­u­tive order signed by US Pres­i­dent Trump ban­ning the cit­i­zens of sev­en major­i­ty-Mus­lim coun­tries from entry into the Unit­ed States.

I believe that this ban goes again­st basic human val­ues of trust, com­pas­sion, tol­er­ance and decen­cy. Many from Pres­i­dent Trump’s own Repub­li­can par­ty such as Sens. John McCain of Ari­zona and Lind­sey Gra­ham of South Car­oli­na have also opposed it as they believe that it will prove to be an imped­i­ment in the “fight again­st ter­ror­ism”. I urge our Prime Min­is­ter There­sa May to stand up for our fun­da­men­tal British val­ues and for her Gov­ern­ment to take a much stronger stance in ensur­ing that this exec­u­tive order is reversed, prompt­ly. I will be join­ing the protest in front of 10 Down­ing Street and I urge all Mus­lims par­tic­u­lar­ly our Schol­ars and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers to stand with all those who are unit­ed again­st injus­tice.

Demo will take place today on Mon­day, the 30th of Jan­u­ary 2017 in front of 10 Down­ing Street at 18:00. I hope to see you all there in Lon­don or at a loca­tion close to you.

(Imam) Suli­man Gani


Demos throughout United Kingdom

  • Aberdeen — 6pm Castle­gate
  • Aberys­t­wyth — 6pm Aberys­t­wyth Band­stand, Marine Ter­race
  • Ban­gor — 7pm at the clock
  • Birm­ing­ham — 6pm Vic­to­ria Square
  • Brighton — 6pm Town Hall
  • Bris­tol — 6pm Col­lege Green
  • Broad­stairs — 6:30pm out­side Broad­stairs Tory Office
  • Cardiff — 6:30pm by the Anuer­in Bevan stat­ue
  • Cam­bridge — 5pm Great St Mary’s, the Uni­ver­si­ty Church
  • Chel­tenham — 7pm Prom­e­nade
  • Colch­ester — 6pm Town Hall
  • Dun­dee — 6pm Dun­dee City Square
  • Der­by — 5pm Coun­cil House
  • Edin­burgh — 6pm The Mound by the Nation­al gallery
  • Exeter — 6pm Bed­ford Square
  • Fal­mouth — 5pm The Moor
  • Glas­gow — 6pm George Square
  • Hast­ings — 6pm Robert­son Street
  • Hull — 5pm Queen Vic­to­ria Square
  • Isle of Wight — 6pm New­port
  • Leeds — 5:30 Dort­mund Square
  • Leices­ter — 5:30pm Hay­mar­ket memo­ri­al Clock Tow­er
  • Liv­er­pool — 6pm St George’s Hall
  • New­castle — 5:30pm Grey’s Mon­u­ment
  • Man­ches­ter — 6pm Albert Square
  • Maid­stone — 6pm Jubilee Square
  • Not­ting­ham — 5:30pm Mar­ket Square
  • Oxford — 5:30pm Car­fax Tow­er
  • Ply­mouth — 5:30 pm Charles Cross police sta­tion
  • Portsmouth — 7pm Portsmouth Guild­hall
  • Pre­ston — 6pm Har­ris Library
  • Sheffield — 6pm Town Hall
  • St Andrews — 7pm St Andrews Stu­dent Union
  • Swansea — 6pm Castle Square
  • Tot­nes — 6pm Mini round­about bot­tom of Fore Street
  • Whit­ney — 6pm Mar­ket Square
  • York — 5pm St Helen’s Square