Muslim students ‘speak on terror’

A conference in London is hoping to forge bonds between Muslim students, police and other public authorities, organisers say. The event has been organised in response to last month’s terror attacks.

Student Wakkas Khan said it was a chance for the UK’s 90,000 Muslim students to be heard. “We want to hear what they believe needs changing and where the solutions lie,” he said.

“Following the attacks in London we have seen Muslim youth thrust into the spotlight. Through this conference we ask them directly about their concerns and give them an opportunity to state openly and frankly their views,” added Mr Khan, president of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (Fosis).

BBC News, 31 August 2005