Muslims should get politically active says MP

Young Muslims need to get involved in the UK political system if they want to see change, advised a top politician during a visit to Manchester. Mohammed Sarwar, the UK’s first Muslim Member of Parliament and the first MP to swear his oath of allegiance on the Qur’an said young Muslims who were angry about what was happening in Iraq, Afghanistan and Palestine needed to channel their frustration in a positive way.

He said: “Understandably they are angry when they see the unjust that happens in Muslim countries with the international community turning a blind eye. They are frustrated but they need to take that energy and do something positive. To see change and to make change they need to get actively involved in their local political parties.”