Britain Battles For Minds of Grade Schoolers Falling Under Jihadist Influence
January 10, 2010
(ChattahBox) – With much of the western world waging a war against terrorism, and politicians trying to make the distinction between terrorists from Muslims in general, homegrown potential threats are springing up from immigrants. Not so long ago immigrants came to a new country to make it their home with a desire to fit in and become part of the melting pot. Perhaps the majority still do, but there seems to be more cases like this.
British authorities have placed 10 grade school students aged between 7 and 10, identified for expressing a desire to take part in terrorist activities in in a special government program, seemingly as a pilot. Some students have been inspired by visiting jihadi Web sites, while others have viewed extremist books in Islamic book shops. One student told his teacher, according to The Times of London, “I want to be a suicide bomber.” While 10 children have been placed another 218 people, mostly teenagers and young men aged 15-24, have been referred to Britain’s anti-terrorism project, which was begun after the attacks in London in July 2005, when 52 commuters died.
Source: Times of London