Monday, June 12, 2006

We failed our youth: Imam

TheStar reported Imams across the GTA urged families and communities to take more responsibility for shaping the minds of young Muslims, following the arrest of 17 young men and boys on terrorism-related charges last Friday. In Mississauga, North York and Scarborough, they spoke to thousands gathered for Friday afternoon prayers, some addressing concerns about backlash, others urging the community to have faith in the Canadian justice system to provide a fair trial. "There is nothing wrong in saying we failed our youth," said Imam Munir El-Kassen at the Toronto and Region Islamic Congregation in North York. "We did not fail them intentionally, but our community was in a formative stage and our youth searching to fill the vacuum within received wrong advice and training. "We should be more careful in controlling the youth in the public domain — not everybody should be allowed to talk or lead the youth.

You might also want to take a look at the Wahhabi comments in the Qurans the Saudis are providing.
They are the most vulnerable."

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