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Terrorism in the UK: Universities ‘Complacent’ Over Islamic Radicals


By Duncan Gardham – “Theresa May told The Daily Telegraph that universities were not taking the issue of radicalisation seriously enough and that it was too easy for Muslim extremists to form groups on campuses ‘without anyone knowing’.

She also said the Government would cut funding to any Islamic group that espoused extremist views, and set out the ‘key British values’ to which those seeking support must subscribe. It is understood that about 20 groups are already losing their funding.

Mrs May made her comments ahead of the publication this week of the updated version of the Prevent counter-terrorism strategy.

‘I think for too long there’s been complacency around universities,’ she said. ‘I don’t think they have been sufficiently willing to recognise what can be happening on their campuses and the radicalisation that can take place. I think there is more that universities can do.’

Mrs May said universities had to ‘send very clear messages’ and ‘ask themselves some questions about what happens on their campuses’.” Read more.

40 UK universities are now breeding grounds for terror as hardline groups peddle hate on campus – “England’s universities have become a breeding ground for extremism and terrorist recruitment, according to a disturbing government report. Officials have identified 40 English universities where ‘there may be particular risk of radicalisation or recruitment on campus’. A soon to be published Whitehall report – seen by the Daily Mail – will point to a string of examples of students going on to commit terrorist acts against this country or overseas.” Read more.

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