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Young people tend to look for "black and white" answers to complex issues, says Sheikh Abdi Nur Weli, a high-profile Somali Australian religious leader. "If they come to me, I can't give them a black and white answer because the issue is not black and white." Instead, Sheikh Nur looks to Islam to provide some guidance, but adds that community members must also consider their general obligations to the wider Australian society. As the head imam of the Islamic Council of Victoria, Shiekh Nur speaks of the importance of reaching out to young people, some of whom are disillusioned by Australia's foreign policy. He believes that young people do not always think about the consequences of their words on their families and communities. Which prompts the following questions: who is responsible for picking up the pieces and supporting those who have been misinformed? "I have to be there," says Sheikh Nur.