Pilgrims From Gangland

Last October, 12 Muslim young tearaways from one of Birmingham's most deprived areas went on an experimental pilgrimage to Mecca to change their lives.

Navid Akhtar was given exclusive access to follow the progress of these unlikely pilgrims over six months, to see whether Islamic instruction really can turn around the life of drug dealers and gang leaders - and have a positive effect on the crime-ridden area they live in.

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Last October, 12 Muslim young tearaways from one of Birmingham's most deprived areas went on an experimental pilgrimage to Mecca to change their lives.

Navid Akhtar was given exclusive access to follow the progress of these unlikely pilgrims over six months, to see whether Islamic instruction really can turn around the life of drug dealers and gang leaders - and have a positive effect on the crime-ridden area they live in.

20070305

Last October, 12 Muslim young tearaways from one of Birmingham's most deprived areas went on an experimental pilgrimage to Mecca to change their lives.

Navid Akhtar was given exclusive access to follow the progress of these unlikely pilgrims over six months, to see whether Islamic instruction really can turn around the life of drug dealers and gang leaders - and have a positive effect on the crime-ridden area they live in.

Last October, 12 Muslim young tearaways from one of Birmingham's most deprived areas went on an experimental pilgrimage to Mecca to change their lives.

Navid Akhtar was given exclusive access to follow the progress of these unlikely pilgrims over six months, to see whether Islamic instruction really can turn around the life of drug dealers and gang leaders - and have a positive effect on the crime-ridden area they live in.