Muslim Youths to Advise Ministers

October 7, 2008

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

A group of young British Muslims are being named as advisers to ministers as part of a drive against extremism.

The move comes as part of fresh plans to prevent radicalisation and address community concerns.

The 22 Muslims aged 16-25 will hold regular meetings with key ministers and civil servants.

Muslims called for a voice for youngsters in an official plan after the 2005 London suicide bombings which killed 52 people.

The advisory group comes as the government is rethinking how to prevent violent extremism, a key element of counter-terrorism strategy.