‘UK playing two-faced game: condemning extremism, while cultivating jihadists’
The British approach to extremism is full of double standards, and it needs to change its foreign policy and look at what the government has been doing to cultivate extremism at home, says journalist and writer Neil Clark.
Reminiscent of past attacks, a van hit a crowd of pedestrians near Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, killing one person and injuring at least ten people.
The vehicle struck a group of Muslim worshippers who had just attended a late-night Ramadan prayer service.
The incident is being treated as a terrorist attack, according to the Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Basu.
British Prime Minister Theresa May described the incident as an “attack on Muslims.
Neil Clark, British journalist and writer
“I think it was wrong the British authorities allowed extremism that was being preached here to go on for too long. But the story really is that the British government and the British authorities have been playing a very two-faced game. On the one hand, they’ve been verbally coming out and condemning hate preachers and extremism, but on the other hand, they’ve also been cultivating jihadists radical Islamists in order to help them topple governments around the Middle East they didn’t like, for example, Assad’s government in Syria and Muammar Gaddafi’s government in Libya.