The Young Muslim Advisory Group was set up last October by Hazel Blears and Ed Balls. It was designed to "work directly with Government to help deepen its engagement with young Muslims. The advisors will talk to ministers and policymakers first hand about the issues affecting their day to day lives."
Now, the twenty-two young people who make up the group have written to Gordon Brown:
"As a group we have defined ‘violent extremism' as being the indiscriminate killing of innocent people, wherever and by whoever this is perpetrated. With over 450 innocent Palesinians killed in Gaza at the hands of the Israeli government, the British government must see this as an act of ‘state terrorism', and as a form of ‘violent extremism' it must be clearly condemned. By not doing so we are in grave danger of sending a message to the youth of today that the mass murder of civilians can be justified if the right grievances are cited."