In wake of news reports that extremist groups are influencing British students, the timing for the seminar on the topic of ‘Poverty, Radicalism and Religion’ could not be more pertinent. A London based organisation Minhaj-ul-Quran UK held a seminar at the Houses of Parliament to explore the root causes of extremism and radicalism in Britain and find methods of tackling the issue. MQI UK spokesman and event organiser Shahid Mursaleen said that “We support the ban on the extremist groups but suggested to ban extremist individuals too as they will appear again with a different name. We have organised this seminar to present solutions to the Government for addressing the current issue of youth radicalisation at British Universities, which has for long been ignored.” The keynote speaker Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, a PhD fellow from Victoria University, Australia and member of federal council of Minhaj-ul-Quran International stated that "We support the ban on the extremist groups but this is not the final solution to this problem. We must stop the ideology based on slogans of Khilafa which these extremists are promoting amongst the British youth."

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