Monday February 27 2006 11:40 IST

KOZHIKODE: Extremism and superstitions are alien to Islam and those who support extremism are actually helping the enemies to misrepresent the religion, Sheik Abdulla Abdul Muhsin Alusheik, Islamic scholar and head of religious affair, Saudi Arabia, said here on Sunday.

He was inaugurating the concluding function of the six-month campaign launched by the Mujahid Students Movement.

It is a crime to insult Prophet. But it is equally unIslamic to resort to violence as a mark of protest, he said, hinting at the controversy raging on the cartoon issue.

Kerala Nadvathul Mujahidheen president T P Abdulla Koya Madani presided over the function. IUML general secretary P K Kunhalikutty, Binoy Viswom MLA spoke.

Union Minister of State for External Affairs E Ahamed was the chief guest at the meeting held at Marine Ground in the morning. Minister E T Muhammad Basheer inaugurated the meeting.

Sheik Fahd Abdurehman Assuwaib from Kuwait, inaugurated the education conference at the Town Hall.

Noorbina Rashid inaugurated the women’s meet and Dr Sharifa Beevi inaugurated the girls meet.