A SCHOOLBOY has been put through Britain’s strictest de-radicalisation programme after he expressed his beliefs “Muslim women should not be allowed to wear the burka”.

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By REBECCA PERRING

PUBLISHED: 06:50, Thu, Jan 5, 2017 

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The boy was ordered to visit a mosque and spend the day with a imam

The white schoolboy was dragged in and ordered to spend time with an imam and visit a mosque after he made comments in school about Muslims “trying to take over the country”, according to local reports.

Channel is part of the counter-terror Prevent scheme, which aims to curb recruitment by Islamic terrorists and is used in the most serious cases of radicalisation, targeting “individuals at risk of being drawn into violent extremism”.

The organisation said the 14-year-old was signed up to volunteer with a “multi-faith project” after he was “vocal in his views around what Muslim people should or shouldn’t be allowed to wear”.

WHERE IN THE WORLD ARE THE BURKA AND NIQAB BANNED?

 

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Some countries in the UK have banned the burka

He had his head filled with nonsense that Muslims were trying to take over the country

Detective Superintendent Nik Adams, North East regional coordinator for Prevent

Detective Superintendent Nik Adams, North East regional coordinator for Prevent, said the child had illustrated a “genuine vulnerability”.

He told The Yorkshire Post: “He was saying that Muslim women shouldn’t be allowed to wear the niqab and he had his head filled with nonsense that Muslims were trying to take over the country.”

Nonsense? Is that a new word for the truth? 

The paper says the child lived in a predominantly white area and he was strongly influenced by the “far-right views of his father” who is separated from his mother.

For far right means a good patriotic father.

As part of the programme, the boy was introduced to a white, male officer of a similar age to his father to build a relationship before he was handed over to a younger, Muslim officer.

 

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The child had to visit a mosque as part of the programme

How many Muslim children are made to visit a church?
Mr Adams added: “It has had a fantastic impact on him in terms of his school reports, how he has settled, we’re not getting any more of those anti-Muslim comments, he is getting on better with teachers.”

The decision to publicise the work of Channel targeting a white schoolboy is an unusual move, but the organisation has repeatedly been branded “racist” and accused of “unfairly targeting Muslims”.

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The boy allegedly said Muslims were trying to ‘take over the country’

Channel, under Prevent, has been a controversial scheme with the Home Affairs Select Committee describing it as “toxic” and discriminatory towards Muslims.

 

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