Unregulated education including home schooling and the segregation of some communities are helping to create extremists and future terrorists, the national police counterterrorism co-ordinator warned.
Neil Basu, a deputy assistant commissioner at the Metropolitan Police, said that some “disenfranchised” members of society feel that the government fails to understand their religion and see “no future in the West”. He added: “Segregated, isolated communities, unregulated education and home schooling are a breeding ground for extremists and future terrorists.”
Mr Basu told the police superintendents’ conference in Stratford-upon- Avon that the homegrown threat was from a “more extreme second generation” of jihadists and warned of the influence of social media.
Last year a report for the Home Office by Dame Louise Casey said that the government had failed to keep up with the pace of immigration and that despite improvements in some areas, isolation by ethnicity had increased in others. She said that English speaking was low in some Muslim-dominated communities, particularly among women, with the cycle perpetuated by Muslim men marrying foreign wives.
[TOP RATED COMMENT 47 votes] ‘Some “disenfranchised” members of society feel that the government fails to understand their religion and see “no future in the West”’. So why, might we ask, do they continue to live here?
[2ND 35] With one exception, everything expressed here by Neil Basu is common sense.
His reference to some “disenfranchised” members of society, however, is demonstrably untrue. No one is disenfranchised. All citizens can vote, and all have the same rights. If there is ‘disenfranchisement’, it is of the self-inflicted variety and not something which the state can be expected to remedy.
[3RD 29] “Segregated, isolated communities, unregulated education and home schooling are a breeding ground for extremists and future terrorists.” Totally agree but the question remains who is responsible for this? I would suggest that the fault lies with those immigrants who arrive with no intention of integrating into Society but who are resolved to create ‘island communities’ of the homelands they have left.
Secondly, the State has contributed to this state of affairs by allowing this to happen under the flag of religious freedom, diversity, and PC. We have witnessed the attempted takeover of Schools in Birmingham and the spread of Sharia law and the reluctance of the Authorities to become involved in the ‘grooming cases’.
On Newsnight, the two candidates for the leadership of UKIP were interviewed ( I have no time for either) and the main point of disagreement between the two was a reference to Islam.
One argued that many voters were concerned about the spread of Islam which the interviewer and Whittle condemned as though one should not even consider this to be so – the fact is many voters are worried about this very thing and it is time the Authorities start listening to these concerns. [The Times (£)] Read more