Muslim Integration in the West

Building upon the excitement generated by the 2004 forum, the first Western MLT conference was held in 2006 in Copenhagen, Denmark. Assembling on the anniversary of the 7/7 London Bombings and in the midst of the Danish cartoon crisis, this expanded group of MLTs from North America and Europe stressed the need for Muslims in the West to set their own agenda by offering solutions to their shared problems. They directly engaged with Fleming Rose who commissioned the Cartoon of Prophet Muhammad and responded to the crisis with their own cartoons. They declared their fundamental goal to be the next generation of Muslim leaders, change agents within their communities and catalysts for a global movement of peace. MLTs have continued to present their views at the 2006 World Economic Forum, the US State Department, and at forums across Europe and North America.