Call by Muslim youth leaders for end to preaching of hatred in universities

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MUSLIM youth leaders gathering in Sheffield have called on Islamic extremists to stop promoting hatred in British universities.The Muslim Youth League conference at Sheffield Hallam University comes just a few weeks after a former London student tried to blow up an American plane. Nigerian terrorist Umar Abdulmutallab had been active in extremist groups while studying at University College London, it emerged after the Christmas Day attack.
MUSLIM youth leaders gathering in Sheffield have called on Islamic extremists to stop promoting hatred in British universities.The Muslim Youth League conference at Sheffield Hallam University comes just a few weeks after a former London student tried to blow up an American plane. Nigerian terrorist Umar Abdulmutallab had been active in extremist groups while studying at University College London, it emerged after the Christmas Day attack. But young Muslims speaking in Sheffield condemned the behaviour. Muslim Youth League leader Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri told the audience: "Extremism has no religion and people who have an extreme and political agenda do not represent the British Muslims in the UK." League spokesperson Shahid Mursaleen said he believed UK universities were the primary recruitment area for Islamic extremist groups like Islam4UK. He said: "We are not aware of any extremist recruitment drives in Sheffield but I believe it to be possible. "We are working very hard to help universities in any way we can and to ensure that young, vulnerable Muslims are not brainwashed by extremist propaganda. "We invite extremists for an open dialogue to discuss their concerns and resolve them peacefully." Muslim Youth League president Tahseen Khalid said: "We organised this conference to discuss the roots of extremist behaviour amongst British Muslims and invite young people to listen to an alternative moderate view." A Sheffield Hallam University spokesperson said: "Like all universities, Sheffield Hallam would take appropriate steps to prevent any activity that may be unlawful or threatened people's safety and wellbeing." Source: http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/Call-by-Muslim-youth-leaders.5968989.jp