Wouldn’t that lead to the closing down many of the madrassas across the land?
I’m all for it as long as there are safeguards in place to keep the state being vindictive against families who hold different political views, whatever they may be. As long as they’re not advocating violence as a means to express those political views, they should remain off limits.
NOTE: Boris says the Two Lee rigby murderers were ‘perverting Islam’, in spite of their actions having been repeated throughout the Middle East on more numerous occasions than can be counted, and with great cheer and koranic validation.
The children taught at home about murder and bombings
Radicalisation is a form of child abuse, and the authorities must have the power to intervene
Michael Adebowale and Michael Adebolajo as they were found guilty of the murder of Fusilier Lee Rigby Photo: PA
10:30PM GMT 02 Mar 2014
It must have been dreadful for the family of Drummer Lee Rigby to listen to the ravings of his killers as they were finally hauled away to the cells and, one hopes, to a lifetime of incarceration. If those relatives have one consolation, it is that they were just about the last words those men will ever pronounce in public; the last time we will have to hear them pervert the religion of Islam – and the most important question now is how we prevent other young men, and women, from succumbing to that awful virus: the contagion of radical Islamic extremism.
Every day in London and other big cities, there are thousands of counter-terrorism officers doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe. They have to work out who are the most vulnerable young people, who are the most susceptible – and they have to stop the infection of radicalisation before it is too late. That will sometimes mean taking a view about what is happening to them in their homes and families – and I worry that their work is being hampered by what I am obliged to call political correctness.
There is built in to the British system a reluctance to be judgmental about someone else’s culture, even if that reluctance places children at risk. Look at the case of Harriet Harman. You may ask yourself how on earth this relatively astute politician could have allowed her organisation to be affiliated to a body that brazenly called itself the “Paedophile Information Exchange”. The answer – which Harman would do well to admit – is that back in the Seventies she got into a complete intellectual fog.