22 November 2015

Muslim communities are 'not solution to extremism alone'

.... Azim Ahmed said British Muslims should not be seen as "the solution to extremism and terrorism alone".

But former UK government counter-terrorism minister Kim Howells said Muslim communities should do more to condemn attacks by Islamic terrorists.

The pair were speaking to Sunday Politics Wales.

Mr Ahmed told the programme that politicians "should really start talking differently about British Muslims".

"Not as a suspect community, not as someone who has to start taking care of extremism when no-one else has," he said.

"But really just part of the British public, part of the wider British fabric of society, and not simply look at British Muslims as somehow the solution to extremism and terrorism alone

However, Mr Howells said that there had not been "a huge response" from Muslim communities. [BBC] Read more