Toronto: York U Muslim student group targets extremist views

 

York U Muslim student group targets extremist views

By , Toronto Sun

First posted: Thursday, October 23, 2014 05:47 PM EDT | Updated: Thursday, October 23, 2014 06:01 PM EDT

Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association
Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association at York University.

TORONTO – A York University Muslim student group is launching a campaign to end misconceptions about Islam.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Students’ Association (AMSA) is hosting an event called Stop the CrISIS to educate about youth radicalization and the dangerous impacts of extremist views.

“We are bringing a unique perspective to everything. Our speaker will be a Canadian Muslim convert, but condemning ISIS, not supporting them,” Jari Qudrat, president of AMSA, said Thursday.

“As a student club on campus, we are keeping ourselves educated about current affairs. The AMSA student group wholeheartedly condemns the killings by both Martin Rouleau, 25-year old radicalized Muslim in Quebec, and Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the 32-year-old Muslim convert in Ottawa.”

Stop the Crisis Photo/COURTESY York University’s largest Muslim Student Association, AMSA, is hosting an event called 'Stop the Crisis' to raise awareness about youth radicalization and the harmful impacts of extremist views.

Stop the Crisis
Photo/COURTESY
York University’s largest Muslim Student Association, AMSA, is hosting an event called ‘Stop the Crisis’ to raise awareness about youth radicalization and the harmful impacts of extremist views.

Qudrat says the event will focus on the “pure and pristine” teachings of Islam, which radicalized youths aren’t following.

“Just this year, York University student Mohamud Mohamed was killed abroad fighting with ISIS. We’d like to end it at that, and ensure that no more Canadian youth have any thoughts of radicalization from this day onwards,” Qudrat said.

The event will be held on Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at Vari Hall-A, 198 York Blvd. on the York University campus.

Categories: Americas, Canada

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