U.K. 14-pt plan targets British-Muslim radicalization and extremism

Well, this has been a long time coming and I sincerely wish the Brits the best in stopping their own demise thru this plan. I think Mr. Kouri’s point, when mentioning Mr. King’s radicalization hearings, is that Mr. King should look east: The Brits know they’ve got a problem, and Mr. King doesn’t need to work so hard to prove it here; just start making and implementing a plan to stop the radicalization NOW.—Dorrie

U.K. targets British-Muslim radicalization and extremism
June 18, 2011 5:31 pm ET;

Jim Kouri

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While U.S. Congressman Peter King (R-NY) held a second House Homeland Security Committee hearing on the subject of radicalization within the American-Muslim community in hopes of formulating a prevention program, a radically different strategy to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism was unveiled in the United Kingdom this week by the British Home Secretary Theresa May.

The new prevention program will:

* deal with all forms of terrorism and target not just violent extremism but also non-violent extremism, which can create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can popularize views which terrorists exploit;

* ensure government funding and support cannot reach organizations with extremist views who do not support mainstream British values;

* challenge the ideology that supports terrorism and those who promote it;

* support sectors and institutions, including universities and prisons, where there are risks of radicalization; and

* draw on existing successful programs to protect vulnerable individuals from being drawn into terrorism.

Home Secretary Theresa May said: “Prevent[ion] is an integral part of our counter-terrorism strategy and aims to stop people from becoming terrorists or supporting terrorism.

“Our new Prevent strategy will challenge extremist ideology, help protect institutions from extremists, and tackle the radicalization of vulnerable people. And we will not fund or work with organizations that do not subscribe to the core values of our society. Above all, it will tackle the threat from home-grown terrorism,” she said.

The new strategy will see:

* a greater effort to tackle extremist ideologies, including work with mainstream individuals to make sure moderate voices are heard;

* tough action to exclude foreign hate preachers;

* work to tackle terrorist use of the Internet for radicalization, including the filtering of unlawful content by public bodies such as schools and libraries; and work with industry and international partners to crack down on unlawful content hosted in the UK and overseas;

* action to build upon the success of the multi-agency Channel program, which identifies and supports people at risk of radicalization;

* work with schools, including a more effective inspection regime to ensure that extremists are not participating in the education of young people;

* greater support for universities and colleges, training staff to recognize the signs of radicalization and improving awareness of help available to them;

* renewed efforts in prisons to stop people becoming radicalized and to de-radicalize those who have been involved in extremism before being jailed;

* extra support, where appropriate, to help faith organizations reach people vulnerable to radicalization; and

* closer work with the Charity Commission to investigate allegations of terrorist activity or links.


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