James Silver asks whether some UK campuses have become seedbeds for extremism? Minhaj-ul-Quran UK spokesman Shahid Mursaleen interviewed by BBC Radio 4. He discussd how extreme groups behave at some universities and how difficult it is for moderate organisations to work.
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TEENAGERS at a Forest Gate-based Islamic centre have created an on-line educational forum to help tackle extremism among Muslim university students.
The site – Seekersonline.net – “aims to address the latest issues facing Muslim students and general society today, including the threat from radical extremists,” said Tahseen Khalid.
He is president of the Muslim Youth League within the Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK, Romford Road.
Centre spokesman Shahid Mursaleen said British universities were the main base for recruiting young people with “extreme Muslim groups working within these institutions to enlist vulnerable students for their cause.”
Minhaj-ul-Quran international UK (MQI UK) is holding an anti-radicalism conference at Queen Mary, University of London today at 8pm to discuss the issue of growing extremism at British Universities, the Islamic Political System, Democracy and Freedom of speech. A video-clip will also be presented about how radicalism is perceived in the West.
MQI UK spokesman Shahid Mursaleen said that “We have always supported the idea of banning extreme individuals and extremist groups from working in this country and have for a very long time been frustrated that they have been allowed to infiltrate universities and mosques to promote a message of hatred with their anti-west agendas.”
Young Muslims at an anti-radicalism conference in Bradford have condemned the planned march by a controversial Islamic group at Wootton Bassett.
Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK’s Muslim Youth League urged extremists to stop promoting hatred at the conference, held at the Manningham Mills Community Centre.