LAHORE - Noted scholar of war and strategy Dr Joel Hayward has been appointed as Strategic Policy Adviser to Tehreek-e-Minha-jul Quran (TMQ) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri after a meeting held at London, said a press release issued here on Wednesday.
In a four-hour meeting with Dr Tahirul Qadri, various issues of mutual interest were discussed, including the role of Muslims in Britain, human rights and integration in British society and struggle against extremism.
Dr Hayward shared Tahirul Qadris scholarly views that regardless of any motives, terrorism can never be supported and is in fact condemned by the Holy Quran and the Sunnah.
The meeting was also attended by TMQ Foreign Affairs Co-ordinator Dawood Mashhadi, TMQ UK chapter spokesman Shahid Mursaleen and Minhaj Peace and Integration Council General Secretary Ishtiaq Ahmed.
Dr Hayward holds various academic posts, including Dean of the Royal Air Force College, Co-Director of the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies, Head of Kings College Londons Air Power Studies Division and Professor of Strategy (Adjunct) at the Indonesian Defence University.

This news was published in The Nation newspaper. Read complete newspaper of 17-Mar-2011 here.