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BBC Radio 4 to air our charity appeal this week


BBC Radio 4 will this week retell the personal tale of a schoolboy tempted to join an extremist jihadi group, in a story from our partner in Pakistan.

  • Published

    17 October 2015
  • Written by

    Peace Direct

Tomorrow on BBC Radio 4, you can hear the personal tale of a schoolboy saved from the influence of Islamic extremism by our partner, Aware Girls. Aware Girls is an organisation, led by young women, dedicated to saving youth from extremist organisations across northern Pakistan.

Award-winning Pakistani novelist Kamila Shamsie will tell the story of Imran, whose uncle was a suicide bomber for the Taliban. The story follows his personal struggle to come to terms with his uncle’s example, as he faces a life choice between the jihad camp or the classroom.

You can hear Imran’s story tomorrow (18 October) at 7.55am and again at 9.26pm the same day. The appeal will then be rebroadcast next Thursday (22 October) at 3.27pm. All times GMT.

Below, Kamila Shamsie speaks about why she supports Peace Direct:


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