Tiny Minority of Extremists Update from The Telegraph, with thanks to JE:
Britain could be harbouring 20 more foreign radical imams like Abu Hamza, the Government’s anti-terrorism watchdog said yesterday.
Lord Carlile QC, who carried out an official review of counter-terrorism laws, said radicals such as Hamza had been able to operate because not enough had been done to check the credentials of people arriving from abroad.
Hamza was jailed for seven years last week for inciting murder and preaching hatred.
Lord Carlile, a Liberal Democrat peer, said he feared that other extremists were continuing to radicalise young Muslim men in universities, prisons and young offenders’ institutions.
“I would be amazed if there were more than 20 such clerics in the country, but that is a pure guess,” he said. “My worry is that they are in places such as colleges and custodial institutions where there are larger numbers than elsewhere of impressionable young men.
“A small number can have a disproportionate effect if they are in the wrong place.
“Very little has been done in the past to look in detail at the past history of imams who have gone into some cities.”