Islamic Radicalisation in Universities

muslim veilsBritish government raised concerns over Islamic radicalisation in universities, and these fears are further heightened when the national union of students were accused of backing “terrorist apologist” after endorsing the controversial Islamist civil rights group.

 

The NUS further oppose the Government’s counter-terrorism bill with the help of Cage, the group who supported Mohammed Emwazi in the years before he joined Islamic State.

 

At its 2015 conference delegates passed the motion, apparently without discussion, so they could save time – a decision that has raised fears of radicalisation in universities.

 

Several factors could be responsible for such actions by students and youths alike and I spoke to Dr. Aliyu Musa journalism lecturer who believes more could be done to tackle the situation.

Of recent, British government have seen youths most of whom are Muslim students joining the extremist movements in Syria. The counter-terrorism bill is passed to fight terrorism related crimes and control the entrance and departure of suspected terrorist.

 

For one thing, politicians have said this before. In his first major speech on security and radicalisation, in February this year, David Cameron underscored the dismal truth that many of those found guilty of terrorist offences have been British graduates. “We must stop extremists recruiting in publicly funded institutions like universities,” he said. Two months ago, he made the same point, when he said that not enough was being done to “deradicalise” our universities.

 

In order to tackle terrorist radicalisation in the UK a lot is expected of university authorities, since most British terrorist attacks are been led by students or graduates.

 

Fatou Jassey

Edited by:Darryl White

 

 

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