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Sport is greatest remedy against youth extremism, says activist footballer Kashif Siddiqi

Kashif Siddiqi with Pope Francis

By: Eastern Eye Staff

Sport is a universal language that can help prevent extremism and racism among young people, London-born Pakistani footballer KashifSiddiqi said on Friday (21), urging governments to do more to bring together players from different religions. Siddiqi, co-founder of Football for Peace, a charity that puts on matches between communities of different ethnic or cultural backgrounds, said being born to a Ugandan mother and an Indian father had taught him a lot about cultural diversity. “The communities we bring together play in one team, so they have to talk to each other – just like in football you can’t win if…

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