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Young Muslim Britain

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Many people appear on the Today programme and other parts of the media claiming to speak for Muslims - they give "Muslim" reaction to foreign policy, extremism, and counter-terrorism. 

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Today have put together a small panel of young Muslims to find out what they think and we will be returning to them occasionally. 
 
What do our panel of young Muslims think of John Reid's suggestion that Muslim parents should keep a close eye on their children?


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But 800,000 Muslims in this country are under 25 - and their views are not necessarily represented by the official spokespersons who populate the media and advise politicians.

The Today Programme has assembled a panel of Muslims - all under the age of 40 - to appear on the programme on a regular basis to talk about what it's like to be young and Muslim in Britain today.

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FATIMA MAHMOUD is 21 and Vice President of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies.  She was born in Cairo, and came to London with her parents when she was one.  She has just completed a degree in Economics at UCL, and now wants to do voluntary and public sector work.  She became a believer five years ago, and says her faith informs every aspect of her life.  She is due to be married in November.

Click here to watch Fatima introduce herself.


ABDUL RAHIM is 37 and runs his own clothing label, Star Crescent.  His parents are from Kashmir, and came to Britain in the 60s.  Abdul's family has been making and selling clothes for four generations.  His father wanted him to become a doctor, but he was determined to follow the family tradition and forge a career in fashion.  Star Crescent specialises in provocative logos and slogans - the most controversial to date being PAK1.  Abdul is married with one daughter.  He prays once a week, at Friday Prayers, and says Islam is more of a cultural than spiritual influence in his life.

Click here to watch Abdul introduce himself.


RAZA JAFFREY is 28 and Chair of the Muslim Youth Helpline, an internet site and phoneline for young Muslims, offering advice on issues from identity and citizenship to sexuality.  His parents are from Karachi, and came to London in the 60s.  He was born and raised in North West London, and studied Computer Science at Warwick, graduating in 2000.  After jobs with Morgan Stanley and Credit Suisse, he returned to academia to do a PhD in Economics.  Raza prays five times a day, and fasts during Ramadan.  His faith has become increasingly important to him in recent years.

Click here to watch Raza introduce himself.



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