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A GOVERNMENT ban on extremist Muslim groups is welcome but does not go far enough, urged Forest Gate Islamic centre, the Minhaj-ul-Quran International UK. The call came during a seminar at the Houses of Parliament that featured the Minister of Communities, Shahid Malik, and several of the centre's leaders. Event organiser Shahid Mursaleen explained the seminar hoped to present solutions to the Government "for addressing the current issue of youth radicalisation at British universities, which has for long been ignored".

He warned: "The Government must promote a voice of moderation in order to get rid of the extremist tendencies in our society." Mr Malik insisted the Government recognise the "big problem". He called for "a brave Muslim leader who can condemn terrorism," adding: "We need to ensure that Muslims understand the true message of Islam." He praised the Minhaj-ul-Quran in Romford Road for their "role against extremism". Source: http://www.stratfordandnewhamexpress.co.uk/content/newham/express/news/story.aspx?brand=SNEonline&category=news&tBrand=northlondon24&tCategory=newssne&itemid=WeED26%20Jan%202010%2016%3A47%3A15%3A000