A very disturbing theme for British Muslims. Basically how would British Christians, Jews, Hindus or Atheists feel if they learned that their children were being monitored for signs of “extremism” from the age of three? When these sort of things are already on the table how it makes many wonder how long before the yellow star (crescent in this case) and the concentration camp?
This is a good article, but re-blogging it does not mean that I agree with all views on the blog from which it originates.
Quite a furore has been stirred by proposals which check for “extremism” in toddlers (yes, read that sentence again – it is absolutely ridiculous). According to the new PREVENT-on-steroids Strategy, teaching staff must have training which gives them knowledge and confidence to identify children as young as three, at risk of being drawn into terrorism and challenge “extremist ideas”. They must also know where and how to refer children to the Channel panel for “deradicalisation”. Though Home Office likes to placate the people with the spin that they do not expect “unnecessary intrusion into family life”, a proper examination of the reveals otherwise. As Asim Qureshi of CAGE notes,
“the CTS Bill is presented as a consent based system where those… under 18… [must obtain] consent of their parents. However, the devil is in the detail, and where the consent is not gained, then the panels established to…
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