Muslim leaders must do more to guide their followers and steer them away from joining terrorist organisations.
This was the call made yesterday by chairman of the Concerned Muslims of Trinidad and Tobago, Imam Sheraz Ali, as he spoke during a conference at the University of the Southern Caribbean in Maracas-St Joseph.
The conference brought together various stakeholders to discuss the topic, “Prioritising Caribbean Security in the 21st Century: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism and Terrorism”.
Speaking on the role of imams in preventing terrorism. Ali said a survey was recently conducted among leaders of various mosques across T&T and only a small percentage said they knew of the individuals from their mosques who left Trinidad to fight for terror group ISIS (Islamic State).