At least 200 schoolchildren in Britain, some as young as 13, have been identified as potential terrorists, prompting drastic new tactics to prevent teenagers becoming attracted to Islamic extremist ideology.
Sir Norman Bettison, Britain’s most senior officer in charge of terror prevention, revealed the number, which had leapt from 10 children identified by June 2008. “Channel project” had intervened in the cases of at least 200 children who were thought to be at risk of extremism, since it began 18 months ago.
Inayat Bunglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain agreed that in recent years youngsters have been attracted by terrorist propaganda emanating from al-Qaeda-inspired groups.
In recent years many British Muslim youngsters have been lured and seduced by terrorist propaganda emanating from al-Qa’ida-inspired groups.
The British government now realise that it has a role to play in making sure that Muslim youngsters who have been seduced by al-Qa’ida-inspired groups must be made to realise that the whole thing is seen for what it is i.e a nihilistic one which offers no hope, only death and destruction.