“We understand as Imams that you young people are going through difficulties. And our message to you is:
Keep struggling – we support you. You’re gonna make mistakes…if you make mistakes, we’ll be there for you.
This is the message that we need to give to young people.
We’re not here to indict you, but to invite you – and to tell you that we’re proud of you, and we believe in you – because you represent the fusion of the Western Muslim identity.
And indeed the painting which lies before this community, this empty canvas will be painted by the hands of the youth.”