After Eeyore’s post from earlier today that still has my head spinning, here’s another story that beggar’s belief from the country that once used to stand up to totalitarian ideologies.
We all expect the Islamists and Jihadis to be dedicated to overthrowing our governments and overturning our way of life, and some of us get furious when we discover how inactive these governments are in the face of the threat, but when these selfsame governments are actively funding groups dedicated to their own destruction, with our money? Well this is a degree of ill-judgement which borders on lunacy.
How taxpayers are still funding the extremists
Millions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is still being paid to groups linked to Islamist extremism, more than a year after David Cameron vowed to outlaw the practice.
People associated with one “extremist” group whose grant was terminated after the Prime Minister’s pledge are now being used to induct new staff into the Government’s own Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), the Home Office division responsible for directing Britain’s anti-terror efforts. Only last week the same individuals were awarded thousands of pounds of fresh public funding.
Meanwhile, the Civil Service has solicited “fast-stream” recruits for the top ranks in Whitehall from a group which has hosted numerous extremists and terrorist supporters, including the al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was linked to a number of international plots before his death last year.
Another body linked to the extremist sect Hizb ut-Tahrir, the public funding of which Mr Cameron condemned as long ago as 2009, is still receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds of taxpayers’ money, to educate primary-age children in Hizb ut-Tahrir ideology.nds of taxpayers’ money is still being paid to groups linked to Islamist extremism, more than a year after David Cameron vowed to outlaw the practice…