Wednesday, October 22, 2008

UK:Labour Party Plans to Change Islam in 30 Years

30-year wait to tame young extremists’

Ending the radicalisation of young Muslims in Britain could take 30 years, the Security Minister warned today.

Lord West of Spithead said authorities had opened up a dialogue with the Muslim community but he stressed there were no quick solutions to the problem of extremism in the UK.

“This isn’t going to change just like that,” he told the Commons Defence Committee.

“To stop this radicalisation of extremists is going to take about 30 years I would think,” he added.

“But it will become a virtuous circle. It will start getting better and better.”

Lord West, a former head of the Royal Navy, said radicalisation could not be dealt with through security policies alone.

“We cannot arrest and protect ourselves out of this problem,” he said.

He acknowledged the Government’s foreign policy was an issue for many Muslims, but insisted efforts to promote a dialogue were producing results.

“We would accept that certain aspects of our foreign policy have caused difficulties with them but now at least we are engaging in a debate with them,” he said.

“I have found that when you talk to them the first discussion with a group is pretty hardcore stuff for you, but actually the second and third time they are beginning to understand, once you explain why you are doing things.”



  1. mississippimud,

    Thirty years? They think they can stop the radicalization of young Muslims? How? Even if they could, the European liberals won't criticize their beliefs, or even stand up for their own culture and their own values. How do they planned to change them, if they won't even do that?

  2. They can't , they won't and the UK is screwed. AND WE ARE NEXT.