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Extremism talks held

19 September 2014

AP

Prayer: Albert Biatta, from the Queens district of New York, stands in front of the inscribed name of his uncle, Antoine Biatta, at the edge of the North Pool of the Ground Zero memorial in New York, during memorial observances on the 13th anniversary of the World Trade Center attacks, on Thursday of last week 

Prayer: Albert Biatta, from the Queens district of New York, stands in front of the inscribed name of his uncle, Antoine Biatta, at the edge o...

COMBATING extremism was the topic of a conference held in Bradford on the anniversary of 9/11 last week.

More than 200 people came to hear Dr Liam Fox, a former defence secretary; Dr Shoaib Suddle, chief of the Police Association in Pakistan; and Superintendent Vince Firth, of the Reducing Crime and Reoffending Group in Bradford.

Yaqub Masih, who is a lay canon of Wakefield Cathedral and co-chairs New Horizons, which organised the event, said: "We are not guests in this country. We are the fellow-citizens who have made this nation our home. Therefore, it is our responsibility to make sure that no one damages or undermines our home."

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