Giving with one hand, taking back with the other. From the BBC, with thanks to Anthony:
The ways in which Muslims can integrate better into society will be examined at a students’ conference on Thursday.
The 500 delegates at the event organised by the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (Fosis) will also discuss discrimination at universities.
Fosis spokesman Azam Bakeer Markar said Muslims faced more suspicion on campus since the attacks of 11 September.
But he said the UK’s 9,000 Muslim students would be encouraged to do more to show they “had nothing to hide”.
“Muslim students are very active on campus and now there’s always people questioning their various gatherings,” Mr Markar said.
“In the climate of fear after 9/11 we consider it’s best to engage more rather than withdraw into our shell.”…
They will also hear from the wife of Babar Ahmad, who is facing extradition to the US on terror charges.
Fosis president Wakkar Khan said her presence reflected the students’ concern at anti-terror measures taken by the government since September 11.
“Mrs Ahmad is going to be touching on the issues surrounding what happened with her husband and the implications for the Muslim community at large.
“It was quite a shock for the Muslim community when this happened because they saw Babar as just another Muslim, it could be any of us,” Mr Khan said.
The US Department of State has claimed that websites run by Mr Ahmad, who is from Tooting, south London, urged Muslims to use “every means at their disposal” to train for jihad, or holy war.
This “could be any of us”? Really?