‘Stop the CrISIS’ Symposium Gives Local Muslim Youth a Voice

Imam Azam Akram takes questions during a symposium about the Muslim faith and stopping youth radicalization at the Rochester Hills Public Library Monday, April 27, 2015. Photo credit:  John Turk-The Oakland Press.

Imam Azam Akram takes questions during a symposium about the Muslim faith and stopping youth radicalization at the Rochester Hills Public Library Monday, April 27, 2015.
Photo credit: John Turk-The Oakland Press.

For months ISIS has constantly dominated the headlines of nearly every news outlet on the air, in print, and online. During this time Mahir Osman, Vice President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) of Metro Detroit has been diligently working to get the word out that the AMYA does not support or identify with the radicalization that ISIS glorifies. Most recently Osman spoke out against the brutal execution of 30 Ethiopian Christians in an editorial.

On Monday night, the AMYA held a symposium titled, “Stop the CrISIS” at the Rochester Hills Public Library in order educate the public on the differences between ISIS and Islam and open a dialogue that promotes understanding and solutions to the problem of youth radicalization.

Read the full story on the Macomb Daily.

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