Muslim Student Groups Explore Radicalization

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Two events at the University of Windsor aim to explain the core beliefs of Islam and stop the radicalization of youth.

The University of Windsor Muslim Association is holding a panel discussion Wednesday evening featuring law professors, an RCMP Criminal Operations Officer, and a de-radicalization and counter-terrorism expert.

Thursday evening, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Association is holding StopTheCrISIS, a nationwide campaign to take a stand against youth radicalization. Before the panel discussion with Islamic scholars, organizers will show a multi-media presentation offering methods to avoid radicalization.

Association representative Kashif Saeed says too many young people feel disconnected from their community leaving them vulnerable to extremist influences. “They don’t have a sense of brotherhood,” says Saeed. “They don’t know what Islam’s true teachings are about.”

Both events get underway at 6pm at the CAW Student Centre.