British Muslims Defend Radicals?

Muslim Reaction To The 'Prevent' Programme

Muslim Reaction To The ‘Prevent’ Programme

Some time ago the British government tried to enlist the help of the Muslim population in tracking down radicals. It would seem the plan failed miserably.

The Challenge In Europe

The Challenge In Europe

It was called the ‘Prevent Programme’, and was intended to halt the radicalization of young Muslims, and to stop them being persuaded to fight in Syria or Iraq by radicals. All it entailed was for Muslim people to be watchful for any attempts to radicalize others, and to report them. It would seem the Muslim population has no intention of giving up these dangerous people.

Security Minister John Hayes said, “This year we introduced the Prevent duty, which requires key bodies across the country, including local government, prisons and schools, to have due regard to preventing people from being drawn into terrorism. Prevent is about protecting those who might be vulnerable to the poisonous and pernicious influence of radicalization. The programme is already working with hundreds of mosques, faith groups and community organisations”.

Unfortunately the Muslim population of Britain doesn’t see it that way. It would appear that Muslim parents are not prepared to assist the government in any way in preventing their sons and daughters from becoming Islamic State terrorists.

Radical Islam At Work

Radical Islam At Work

“Despite claims to the contrary, ‘Prevent’ almost exclusively targets young Muslims for the views they hold on religion or issues such as government foreign policy. Schools and teachers are cast in the role of spies on our young people. This is leading to increasing division and to a breakdown of trust in schools and colleges,” Muslim leaders said. Earlier in December 2015, the Waltham Forest Council of Mosques openly announced a total boycott of Prevent.

During the year up to June a total of 3,288 referrals were made to the Prevent Project, but a mere 280, or 8.6%, were actually from Muslims. The majority of the information came from public bodies outside policing, such as social services, NHS or education sectors. The rest came from the police and the prison system.

From the above figures it is very clear that Muslims are not prepared to give up the radicals that hide among them, for if they were, the number would be much higher than the 280 recorded. This makes the outlook very bleak, for as we all know, there are literally hundreds of Islamic State fighters coming to European shores claiming to be refugees, and once they get organized I believe all hell will break loose.

From the failure of the Prevent Programme in the UK it would seem that ordinary Muslims will not be willing to turn them over to the authorities, even if they move in next door. As you would expect, this will make it very much harder for the various country’s authorities to track down these I.S. militants should they move into their area.

Refugees?Looking at the news pictures and TV News coverage of the refugees arriving in Europe, it is easy to see that the greater majority of them are young men without families. Now I am not saying that all these young men are I.S. militants, but it is a fair bet that very many of them are. Why else would they flee their country in time of war without their families?

I leave you to decide what you do or do not believe!

Roy.

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