Britain Admits Failure of Anti-Terrorism Program


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After the 7/7 bombings on the London subway in 2005, the U.K. launched a 63 million pound program to combat terrorism.  The program, named “PREVENT”, was recently reviewed.  Subsequently, Britain’s Home Secretary, Theresa May, admitted that the program had failed.  Here’s why:

The program’s strategy aimed to counter terrorist groups largely by funding so-called “moderate” Muslim organizations in an attempt to work jointly toward its goals.  PREVENT also financed overseas operations that were allegedly designed to stem terrorist activity in the U.K.

As it turned out, much of the program’s money went to support non-violent radical organizations that share the same hard-line Islamist ideology as Al-Qaeda and other terrorist entities.  Further, the program’s emphasis on international projects merely wasted precious pounds and “diverted valuable resources” away from the prevention of home-grown terrorism, a growing concern in the U.K.

Home Secretary May confessed that the PREVENT program clearly failed to recognize how terrorist groups make use of the extremist ideology promoted by non-violent radical organizations.  Therefore, the program was unsuccessful in convincing some parts of the Muslim community that terrorism is unacceptable and wrong.  Additionally, the program only targeted a small segment of the audience that is susceptible to terrorist propaganda.

As a result of the review’s findings, there will be a significant shift in the program’s direction.  PREVENT’s new strategy will tackle not only terrorism, but its underlying ideology.  In so doing, it will focus on non-violent extremist organizations.  It will also examine how schools, colleges, and mosques are addressing the problem of Islamic extremism.  It will additionally evaluate the role of law enforcement as well as that of other government entities in combating the problem.

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  • Willis Page

    Why did the UK leaders wait so long ? Islam's world wide purpose is in the Qur'an , Hadith, Islamic documents of all kinds, countless volumes by scholars , former Muslims, and all over the Internet. There for all to see, read and hear.
    Finally! Thank you , Lord !
    Willis

  • Dispozovdaburka

    Its all a big joke on all of us non-muslims.
    The British government knows all about Islam.
    Its all a guise to bring about the NWO religion. and NWO government.

  • Chezwick_mac

    What a remarkable admission from a government and society that worship at the alter of political-correctness.

    Why do I suspect though, that little will change?

  • Reason_For_Life

    Teach elementary "Church of England"? Have you ever read anything written by the Archbishop of Canterbury? He's worse than the leftists.

    No ideology should be subsidized, censored or otherwise controlled by the state. The line to draw is criminal acts and their incitement.

    • winoceros

      You're probably right. I suppose I'm subscribing to the Sunday School version of Christianity is better than the full indoctrination of Islam.

      In regards to your second comment, though, the state has a vested interest in censoring ideology that would lead to its own demise. Communism and Nazism were suppressed by statute in this country previously, and I tend to think free speech should not be a suicide pact, when that speech incites the overthrow or disregard for the Constitution. The Constitution has to reign supreme or there is no law. Liberty comes from law being applied equally, so I have no problem with the tenets of Islam that contradict the Constitution being removed from the public square and used as a litmus test for citizenship. That's just basic. I have no problem with people talking about all the tenets of Islam, that's free speech. But it must be criminal to advocate for the overthrow of the Constitution.

      The key is sedition laws. The laws we need are already on the books.

  • winoceros

    This will not be a popular comment, but the only integration that has worked with a group so completely ideologically opposed to its host was the indoctrination of Native American children and suppression of their cultural institutions. It's a special case, because they're still their own nation, and Indian culture has a special place in American life, but it's not a subversive people trying to overthrow the government and kill the non-Indians.

    • http://truthiocity.blogspot.com/ truthiocity

      That integration has not worked because there still are reservations and native lands and there remain very strong and very justified negative feelings about their conquest by us eurpopians. It is also an imperfect comqaparison because the Native Americans did not have a culture that had been conciously constructed in order to facilitate military conquest.

      Some native cultures were more aggressive than others and had wiped out pre existing peoples BUT their cultures had not been conciously molded to facilitate conquest.

      I am sorry to say it was we who were like the muslims in that relationship. HOWEVER unlike the islamic cultures- we feel bad about it, have repeatedly apologized and have tried to make ammends (and still do). There has been absolutely no apology from any islamic country about the invasions and genocides they commited. So even in our depredations we are morally superior.

  • steven l

    To get rid of the Muslim ideology will result in GB loosing a lot of Muslim Arab $.
    They can't afford that! It is a lot easier to bash and undermine Israel. That cost little and lose nothing.

  • Truthiocity

    It sounds like it was an anti terrorism version of "just say no". And we can see how well that worked.

    • http://truthiocity.blogspot.com/ Truthiocity

      Except in this case it was as if the money earmarked for "just say no" had been given to drug dealers.

  • WilliamJamesWard

    So what the UK is going to do is nothing of use. They would better put the
    funds to use on deporting the terrorists in their land, and they are easily
    identified, they are burning and pillaging and demeaning and terrorising
    the English public………………………………………….William

  • ObamaYoMoma

    The program’s strategy aimed to counter terrorist groups largely by funding so-called “moderate” Muslim organizations in an attempt to work jointly toward its goals.

    I hate to rain on the Brit’s clueless parade, but the idea that some Muslims are moderate while a tiny minority are extremists is a politically correct myth. So is the notion that Islam is a Religion of Peace™. There is only mainstream orthodox Islam and only mainstream orthodox Muslims, as any Muslim that disagrees with the obligation to wage jihad against unbelievers for the spread of Islam isn’t a so-called moderate Muslim in the eyes of devout Muslims but instead a blasphemous apostate that must be executed.

    In addition, what the West misconstrues as terrorism is in reality violent jihad. However, as a for as jihad goes violent jihad is the least ubiquitous form of jihad employed by the Islamic world, as the stealth and deceptive non-violent varieties of jihad are employed exponentially far more and in the long run represents a far greater threat to our respective national security than the violent varieties.

    It will also examine how schools, colleges, and mosques are addressing the problem of Islamic extremism.

    The concept of Islamic extremism is also an utterly absurd political correct myth. There is only mainstream orthodox Islam as the texts and tenets of Islam are immutable. Indeed, if a Muslim attempted to change just one word of it to make it less extreme, that Muslim would be instantly identified as a blasphemer and blasphemy under Islam is a capital offense.

    Furthermore, the jihad ideology, which is the obligation for all Muslims to wage jihad against unbelievers for the spread of Islam couldn’t be more mainstream within Islam as it is not only taught and advocated by all sects within Sunni and Shi’a Islam, but also taught and advocated by all schools of Islamic jurisprudence in both Sunni and Shi’a Islam.

    The Home Secretary believes that the successful prevention of radicalism will also depend on integration of the Muslim community rather than segregation.

    I hate to rain on the Home Secretary’s well meaning but incompetent parade, but the vast overwhelming majority of Muslim immigrants to the West, no matter where it is, flat out refuse to assimilate and integrate and form segregated Muslim no-go zones ruled by Sharia as parallel societies within societies and in direct contravention to the laws of the states in which they reside because Muslims don’t immigrate to the West to assimilate and integrate but instead to eventually subjugate and dominate.

    The harsh reality is Islam is not a true religion, but instead a supremacist theo-political totalitarian ideology that poses as being a religion to dupe the societies it intends to subjugate into a very draconian form of Islamic totalitarianism. Indeed, Islam is far closer to Communism than it is to being a religion, as exactly like Communism, Islam seeks world domination, and the end result of Islam exactly like Communism is totalitarianism, poverty, despair, hopelessness, and lots and lots of misery.

    During the Cold War we didn’t allow millions of Communists to immigrate and infiltrate our countries because that would have been suicidal. Similarly today we shouldn’t be allowing millions of Muslims to immigrate and infiltrate our countries because it is likewise suicidal.

    Indeed, the Home Secretary can spin all the money she wants to try to solve the problem, but the reality is all that money will inevitably go to waste. There is only one solution that will work and that solution is to outlaw, ban, and reverse all Muslim immigration ASAP. Anything less will eventually result in the Islamization of your country, as Islam always ceaselessly attempts to dominate and subjugate all other societies. Indeed, it is the raison d’etre of Islam.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      If the British would only understand that they have been colonized, then and
      only maybe then they could motivate themselves to cleans England of the
      subversive invaders. As the English abandon Christianity and leave
      their Churches empty it creates a vacuum. As Christianity proclaims it's
      truth I consider the words of a Christian Pastor George Clark, "Those who
      reject the truth are quick to believe a lie". It is not for nothing that the
      British elite and governing body are in denial and see the peace fairy in
      what they do while dealing with wiling Islamist enemies who are
      supported by leftists, who to their own hurt encourage the idiocy……….William

  • john in cheshire

    Kill all the mullahs, imams and ayatollahs and then we might just civilise the muslims.

    • ObamaYoMoma

      I’d prefer for the West to align together to simultaneously ban and reverse Muslim immigration, as zero Muslims immigrants living in the West equals zero Islamic terrorist attacks and collectively a savings of trillions of dollars that are now being wasted on anti-terrorism schemes that will never work because they deny the reality of Islam. Next, the West also needs to act collectively to confiscate the oil resources and immense oil wealth of the Islamic world. Otherwise they will continually use those assets to fund and finance jihad against the West perpetually. Finally, the Islamic world should be isolated and forced to stew in their on Islamic paradises for a few generations.

      Furthermore, the population of the Islamic world will explode over the next few decades while at the same time the population of the West will dramatically shrink in comparison. Thus, we only have a small window of opportunity in which to act, lest Islam consumes the world and the world enters a new age of darkness it may never be able to escape.