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Muslim leaders take to social networks

Importance of using social media Credit: PA

More than 100 religious leaders and scholars will discuss how they can more effectively engage with young Muslims at a digital summit in Bradford today.

They will take part in a day of networking, presentations and workshops as they look at the ever changing nature of modern communication and the need for religious leaders to become effective in using new media to reach young Muslims.

Social media giants Facebook and Twitter will be at the event, in the Cedar Court Hotel, to provide expert analysis and training in social media.

How to tackle Islamophobia, how to maintain integrity of Muslim institutions and how to bridge the generational gap are among the issues said to be most affecting the Muslim community in the UK today.