Young Muslims attend anti-terrorism summer camp
by David Masters
Over 1,000 young Muslims attended an anti-terrorism summer camp in Warwick this weekend.
The three day event, organised by Muslim scholar Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri, includes workshops on countering extremist views.
Qadri, founder of the Minhaj-ul-Quran International (MQI) movement, recently published a 600-page “fatwa on terrorism”, which claimed to “remove decisively” any religious justification for Islamic terrorism.
“People have long asked where are the moderate Muslim organisations? What are
they doing to combat extremism,” said Shahid Maursaleen, MQI spokesperson.
“We are trying to train young people here to counter the arguments they hear from the radicals, to give them the knowledge so they can question the extremists and contradict their ideology.”