A prominent Calgary imam is warning that Canadian youth are being recruited by terrorist groups to travel overseas and fight for Islamist militants.

Syed Soharwardy is hoping a two-day hunger strike, which began Friday, will draw attention to what he says is an increasing problem of home-grown terrorism.

"Muslim youth are getting recruited by these fanatics in Canada, in the United States, in Europe, everywhere," Soharwardy, founder of Muslims Against Terrorism, told CTV Calgary.

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