11th December 2012: Dr Usama Hasan was the guest speaker at a meeting of the Council for Christian-Muslim Relations (CCMR), chaired by the Mayor of High Wycombe, Chaudhry Shafique MBE.

The topic was “How to stop young people becoming radicalised.” Usama’s 1-hour presentation was followed by a 45-minute discussion with participants that included local imams, priests, academics and community representatives.

High Wycombe was unfortunately tarnished by a handful of local young men being involved in the 7/7 bombings (2005) and the transatlantic-airliner “liquid bomb” plots (2006). CCMR was set up and developed in response to these challenges.