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Thursday, February 16, 2006

Imams hit road to beat extremism


By Cindi John
BBC News community affairs reporter

It is a Friday night in west London and nearly 1,000, mainly young, men and women are packed into a hall eagerly anticipating the evening's main event.

But it is not a pop concert they have come to attend.

All these young people are giving up their Friday evening for the latest event in what has been dubbed the "imams' roadshow".

The audience are nearly all Muslims who have come to hear influential Islamic scholars - or shaykhs - from all over the world give their views on the Koran's teaching.

It is one of a series of talks aimed at steering Muslims away from extremism by clearing up misconceptions and misinterpretations of the Koran, part of the Radical Middleway Project.

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