Warsi Blames Tories For Jihadis Joining ISIS

Another measured and constructive contribution to political discourse from Sayeeda Warsi on the Today programme this morning. As a 17 year old Brit blows himself up in Iraq and a Bradford family goes missing, who does the Baroness blame for the radicalisation of Muslims?

“Let’s first of all be very clear about finding the evidence base of what are the drivers to radicalisation. It may make for uncomfortable reading but it is only when we start to have that honest conversation that we unpick what is now becoming a generational challenge…

Sadly over the last six or seven years there has been a policy of disengagement with British Muslim communities. It is incredibly odd and incredibly worrying that over time more and more individuals, more and more organisations are considered by the government to be beyond the pale and therefore not to be engaged with … Unfortunately the coalition government carried on that policy. It is now time to end that policy of disengagement and start speaking to the British Muslim communities”

Exactly which individuals and organisations considered “beyond the pale” does Warsi want to engage with? Think she is taking this whole Corbyn fandom thing a bit too seriously…




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