‘Muslim parents in UK exposing kids to radical Islamic groups’

The failure of the Muslims to integrate with British society has left their children open to the lure of extremism, a top Islamic scholar has said. Farhan Nizami, the director of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, which has links with Oxford University, accused British Muslim parents of keeping their children alienated from mainstream society, and exposing them to radical Islamic groups. Immigrant communities have to do more to get integrated, particularly on issues of language and education, said Nizami, a key adviser on Islam to the Prince of Wales. He appealed to Muslim parents to do more to avert the danger of their children becoming fanatics. Muslim families have to realise the importance of education for their children and make an effort to push them into achieving more, Nizami was quoted as saying by The Daily Telegraph.