13 July 2015

Muslim parents must challenge mosques which fail to condemn extremism, says Birmingham MP Khalid Mahmood

Kahlid Mahmood (Lab Perry Barr) said: “It is a responsibility for the Muslim community and I think the Muslim community needs to look at itself.”

And he said it was wrong to think calls for Muslims to look out for signs of extremism were “picking on the Muslim community”.

Mr Mahmood, the first Muslim MP at Westminster to represent an English constituency, was speaking after Bromsgrove MP Sajid Javid (Con) told the BBC that parents should expect mosques to speak out against extremism.

David Cameron, the Prime Minister, has argued that some extremist ideas - which stop short of advocating violence - are quietly “condoned” in sections of British Muslim communities. [Birmingham Mail] Read more