Published On: Fri, Mar 6th, 2015 on 5:30 pm

#MakingAStand: Anti-extremism group to host women’s workshop in Leeds

Muslim women will be uniting in Leeds to stand against extremism, including terrorist group ISIS, next week.

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Women across local communities will attend a series of events in key cities to combat extremism as part of a #MakingAStand campaign.

Organised by Inspire, a counter-extremism and human rights organisation, the #MakingAStand events will be hosted in conjunction with local community groups to provide women an opportunity to share ways they can make a difference in countering extremism.

“It is imperative to reclaim our faith from extremists”

Sara Khan, director of Inspire, said: “We have seen first-hand in our communities the damage caused by extremists polluting young minds – and we must do all we can to protect our sons and daughters. We believe it is imperative to reclaim our faith from extremists who have hijacked it to falsely justify their barbarity.

“Abhorrent groups like ISIS and Al Qaida distort the teachings of our faith and are a menace to our way of life – our families, communities and women’s rights.

“We call on British Muslim women to stand in solidarity and join us at #MakingAStand events. This is the opportunity to meet with like-minded women looking to uphold their way of life and values by challenging all those who preach hatred, violence and bigotry in local society, groups, schools, mosques and online.”

The event will take place in Leeds on 10 March.

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