The three-day conference in Coventry is expected to attract around 1,300 young
Muslims for sessions teaching religious arguments against extremists.
The event has been organised by the Pakistan-based Minhaj
ul-Quran organisation whose
leader, Dr Muhammad Tahir ul-Qadri, has launched a fatwa - or religious ruling -
His fatwa is described as a "resolute theological position, based on Islam's
primary sources, on the necessity of eliminating terrorism".
During the summer camp, held at Warwick
University, the document will be studied and a series of debates and
talks about its content will be heard.
"I have announced an intellectual and spiritual war against extremism and
terrorism," said Dr ul-Qadri.
"I believe this is the time for moderate Islamic scholars who believe in peace
to stand up.
"I feel it is my duty to save the younger generation from radicalisation and
wave of terroristic recruitment in the West."
Journalist Andrew Gilligan has told Sky News on the government's approach in
dealing with extremism in the UK.
"We have been liberal where we should have been harsh - we have tolerated
preachers of hate and we have engaged with people who believe in things, that if
brought to pass, would fundamentally damage our society," he said.
"We have been harsh where we should have been liberal on things like stop and
search, control orders and detention without charge," he added.
Students at the anti-terror camp will have the chance to discuss extremism
The Minhaj ul-Quran anti-terror camp comes at an ideal time for both Britain and
Pakistan, after a political spat was sparked by Prime
Minister David Cameron's outspoken
criticism of Pakistan.
The PM had claimed Pakistan "exports" terrorism.
But the two men appeared to have put the disagreement behind them after meeting
at Chequers where they had agreed to "intensify" co-operation on fighting
President Zardari has been criticised in Pakistan for not returning after the
worst flooding in the country's history claims over 1,600 lives
But an aid to the murdered former Prime Minister, Benazir Bhutto, has defended
the President's decision to stay.
Conservative MP Rehman Chishti told Sky News: "The President is here, it is
about getting aid for Pakistan.
"He said there is a splitting of the role - you have the Prime Minister who is
in charge of the day-to-day activity on the ground in Pakistan.
"But he is here for international aid and the largest donor to Pakistan is the
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