Serjeel Ahmed of Mississauga, who is studying to become an imam, gave an overview and history of Islam to a small audience at Wolf Performance Hall.
|Sarjeel Ahmed talks to an audience during Stop The Crisis campaign|
Photo: CRAIG GLOVER The London Free Press / QMI AGENCY
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By Norman DeBono | November 25, 2014
Greater outreach, action and education are needed to stop the terrorist radicalization of Muslim youth that has hit London hard, a member of a Muslim youth group says.
Two young men from London, Ali Medlej, 24, and Xristos Katsiroubas, 22, were killed by security forces in 2013 as they took part in a bloody terrorist takeover of an Algerian natural gas plant.
A third high school friend, Aaron Yoon, was jailed in Mauritania for alleged ties to al-Qaida.
The key to preventing that from happening is to educate youths that terrorist groups don’t represent Islam, and espousing violence is a “sickness” that has nothing to do with religion, said Asif Sheih, an official with the Islamic group Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at.