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3,000 Muslim children from the UK attend madrasas in Pakistan that preach jihad violence

Country: 
United Kingdom (UK)
News Date: 
25/03/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

“Terrorism fears as 3,000 UK children a year go to ‘jihadi’ schools in Pakistan, secret government report reveals,” by Abul Taher, , March 23, 2019:

A secret Government report has warned that more than 3,000 British children are being taken to Pakistan each year and enrolled in extremist summer schools.

The chilling Home Office study says courses at madrasas teach a ‘glorified version of jihad’, according to a source.

Officials fear some youngsters will be radicalised and return to the UK with a warped ideology and pose a terrorism risk.

‘It is highly likely that this education in Pakistan, even for short periods of time, increases the risk of exposure to extremism for British-Pakistani children,’ the source told The Mail on Sunday.

‘Enrolment at madrasas poses the greatest risk of exposure to more serious forms of religious extremism.’

Two of the 7/7 bombers, Mohammad Sidique Khan and Shehzad Tanweer, enrolled on madrasa courses in Pakistan a year before they launched their deadly attack in 2005, which killed 52.