Malcolm X's daughter calls on Muslim parents to protect kids

THE daughter of African-American civil rights leader Malcolm X says parents need to take more responsibility to make sure young people stay away from radical messages.

Ilyasah Shabazz is in Australia on a speaking tour and has been visiting Islamic schools teaching young people about empowerment and being part of the global community.

But she also has a message for parents about the threats of radicalisation.

"If we don't take full responsibility for our children's development, we leave them open to prey - for other people to prey on them," she said.

Ms Shabazz said children needed to feel like they could contribute to the community.

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