BORIS JOHNSON writes in Monday’s Daily Telegraph, in the wake of the Rigby trial, ‘the most important question now is how we prevent other young men, and women, from succumbing to that awful virus: the contagion of radical Islamic extremism.’
He also gives us an idea of the scope of the state’s anti-terror operation when he writes: ‘Every day in London and other big cities, there are thousands of counter-terrorism officers doing a fantastic job of keeping us safe.’
He adds: ‘They have to work out who are the most vulnerable young people, who are the most susceptible – and they have to stop the infection of radicalisation before it is too late. That will sometimes mean taking a view about what is happening to them in their homes and families – and I worry that their work is being hampered by what I am obliged to call political correctness.’
The problem is: ‘What has been less widely understood is that some young people are now being radicalised at home, by their parents or by their step-parents. It is estimated that there could be hundreds of children – especially those who come within the orbit of the banned extremist group Al-Muhajiroun – who are being taught crazy stuff: the kind of mad yearning for murder and death that we heard from Lee Rigby’s killers.’
The solution: ‘The law should obviously treat radicalisation as a form of child abuse. It is the strong view of many of those involved in counter-terrorism that there should be a clearer legal position, so that those children who are being turned into potential killers or suicide bombers can be removed into care – for their own safety and for the safety of the public.’
And no doubt, for their care, undergo attempts at forcing them to convert to Christianity.
Johnson, the man who many Tories want to lead their party, wants a legalised pogrom against Muslim parents and their children! That this is an insane policy that will produce thousands of terrorists is obvious. The fact that it is racism, and makes sense only as a programme for a regime of terror over Muslim families that will prepare the way for legal changes and mass deportations, is also obvious.
In recent times Britain conducted a war against Republicans in the north of Ireland. It was well known that Republicanism flourished in groups of families. It’s many an Irish child that learnt about the atrocities of the British imperialists towards the Irish, and about the heroes who fought them, at their mother’s knee.
However, at no time did the British authorities dare to intervene to steal children from their parents. It would have meant a war to the death as far as the Irish people were concerned.
However Johnson, in his role as the rep. of the secret policemen, is proposing this reign of terror over Muslims. It is only a short step from this policy to a forced emigration for all ‘problem’ Muslims.
The absolute cynicism of it all is that Britain has been encouraging young Muslims in Britain to go to Syria to fight President Assad and the Syrian people on behalf of the British ruling class.
The government was not over-worried that these young people were mixing with Al Qaeda.
However for the opportunist British ruling class, the situation has changed. They have lost the war in Syria. The young men are coming home, with some of them having learnt how to kill lots of people.
Panic has now set in amongst the ‘thousands of counter-terror officers’ and their political masters.
Their immediate solution is to stop the supply of radicals by kidnapping Muslim children!
British workers must condemn and oppose this policy. Workers must remember that Johnson is the man that wants to smash their trade unions and turn them into paupers. The largest scale child abuse in the UK is the way that the government hounds the youth unemployed, sanctions them and drives them off the JobSeekers Allowance, while charging young students massive tuition fees.
The only way to stop Islamic and all terrorism is for the working class to bring down the coalition and bring in a workers government that will carry out socialist policies at home and abroad, including supporting the Palestinian people and withdrawing all troops from Muslim countries.
This is what is needed.