A Muslim group in Britain has opened what it calls a summer camp against terrorism to save the younger generation from joining a wave of terrorist recruitment in the West.
More than 1,000 young British Muslims are expected to attend the three-day camp at Warwick University which will include discussion groups about issues such as suicide bombings, as well as sports activities and music evenings.
Founder of the organising group, Mohammed Tahir ul-Qadri, says the silent majority needs to speak out against extremists.
"Extremists and terrorists are in the minority in Muslim Ummah [brotherhood]," he said.
"But they always have been vocal. The overwhelming majority of Muslim Ummah has always been against extremism and terrorism, but unfortunately they have always been silent."
During a speech Dr Qadri told a packed audience he had no doubt that Britain had problems with extremism and that too many scholars were afraid to speak out.
He called on the audience to embrace their British identity and marginalise preachers who argue that Islam and the West cannot coexist.
But some more traditional Muslim organisations have accused Dr Qadri of building his own movement at the expense of unity.
August 8, 2010, ABC