Muslim Youth Develop Strategy to Address Radicalism

December 4, 2005

Source: Australian Broadcasting Corporation

On December 4, 2005 the Australian Broadcasting Corporation reported, "Young Muslim leaders have forged a plan for improving relations with the wider Australian community. The leaders devised a strategy to tackle radicalism and the alienation of Islamic youth at the inaugural national Islamic youth summit in Sydney yesterday. The 66 young Muslim leaders involved have called for education and media campaigns to improve understanding between Muslim and other Australians. Delegates have also called for action to address bullying and discrimination. They also want more grassroots contacts through sporting and social groups, greater representation in politics, and a boost in support to help young unemployed Muslims find work. Iktimal Hage-Ali from the New South Wales Youth Advisory Council has stressed the resolve of the delegates to improve relations between Muslims and the wider Australian community."