Christians and Muslims Join Together for Pro-Life Conference in Britain

International   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Jan 30, 2007   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

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by Steven Ertelt Editor
January 30
, 2007

London, England ( — Christians and Muslims came together for a pro-life conference on Saturday, proving that pro-life values extend beyond religious boundaries. The Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, a leading British pro-life group, brought together the Bishop of Pontefract and members of the Indian Muslim Welfare Society.

The conference was held at the Al-Hickmah Centre and featured John Smeaton, national director of SPUC and Dr. A Majid Katme of the Islamic Medical Association in the UK.

Calling Islam a "religion of mercy," Katme said Muslims should become actively involved in pro-life activities.

"We Muslims should act and show this mercy by trying to stop the unjustified killing of our innocent unborn children through the barbaric procedure of abortion," he said.

Mufti Jusuf Akudi, one of the organizers of the event, agreed.

"Abortion, euthanasia and immoral sex education are among the vital issues that have a profound effect on our lives, the lives of our children and the lives of all members of the human family whatever their faith or religion," he said.

"I urge everyone regardless of their background or religion, and especially my Muslim sisters and brothers, to actively support the work of SPUC," Akudi added.

In comments to the conference, Smeaton said that Muslims and Christians can unite to protection their children from a campaign of secret abortions where health officials are encouraging students to have abortions without parental knowledge.

"Our families are under attack and there’s scarcely a whisper," he said.

"We have to break this outrageous silence and not allow the generation of children born to us and to our children to be cruelly betrayed," Smeaton added.

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