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Islamic extremism thrives at British universities

Homeland security report criticizes schools for failing to address problem


 

British universities are “hotbeds of Islamic extremism,” according to a new report from an all party committee on homeland security. Addressing the problem is of the “utmost urgency,” the group says, but universities have been reluctant to cooperate with anti-terror investigations to avoid “spying” on their students. Universities were criticized for failing to “establish the correct balance between academic freedoms and university authorities’ responsibilities as part of ensuring homeland security.” The report found that more than 30 per cent of those charged, and convicted, of crimes related to terrorism had been to university, while 10 per cent were still students. The report also noted that Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, dubbed the “Underwear Bomber,” had been Islamic Society President at University College London in 2006-2007, and that two of July 7 London bombers had been university students.


 
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Islamic extremism thrives at British universities

  1. utter bullsh*t…more fearmongering and lies spewed by the united states of aggression, U.K and Co.

  2. @james

    Maybe… But use some critical thinking. What is more likely with the evidence presented? Are a small minority of islamic students being radicalized on British campuses, or is the United States and Great Britain perpetuating a secret campaign to discredit all Muslim people for the sake of some grand scheme?

    Based on the evidence, I’d say that a small number (very small, certainly not enough to paint the whole group with one brush) have become radicalized. I propose that perhaps these students participate in the psychological phenomenon known as “group think” (like-minded indivduals conform to group standards), and occasionally these groups take a “risky shift” to radicalize. Sounds like the report is accurate and has some basis. Is it better than these things are not discussed?

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