Muslims fly flag for Britain at festival

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Jalsa Salana, an annual religious convention held in Hampshire, is sometimes described as the Muslim Glastonbury
Jalsa Salana, an annual religious convention held in Hampshire, is sometimes described as the Muslim GlastonburyCAROLINE SPIEZIO/ASSOCIATED PRESS

The Union Jack was raised at a festival attended by more than 30,000 Muslims at a farm in Hampshire yesterday to affirm that loyalty to their country is a core part of their faith.

Those attending the Jalsa Salana gathering in Alton, which is sometimes described as the Muslim Glastonbury, were from the minority Ahmadi sect of Islam founded in India in the 19th century. They came to hear Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, their caliph, call for peace and denounce extremism. Members of Britain’s 30,000-strong Ahmadi community were joined by Muslims from around the world.The Union Jack was raised alongside the black and white flag of the Ahmadi community.

Ahmadi Muslims do not believe that Mohammed was the final prophet. Their belief that Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, born in India in 1835, was also a prophet and messiah is seen…

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