“White boy, 12, suspected of being Islamic extremist recruit after he showed beheading videos to classmates,” from Daily Mail, June 25:
A 12-year-old white schoolboy is among 120 people being dealt with by police in a new project combating Islamic-inspired violent extremism, it was revealed today.
Why is it necessary to indicate that he’s white? If he was black or Muslim””or better, both””would the headline have dared to indicate as much?
The child, who has only been identified by the initials BC, was reported by his school in West Yorkshire after he was found circulating video clips of terrorists beheading Westerners.
Sick films were distributed to classmates on their mobile phones, prompting a teacher to march the boy to the local police station.
Police revealed the child arrived in Britain as an asylum seeker in July 2005, and at the age of eight allegedly assisted a nine-year-old and a 12-year-old boy in the forced rape of his sister, although he was never prosecuted.
Where exactly did this “white boy” arrive from? And had he been prosecuted for his role in this rape then, or at least taught a lesson, maybe today he wouldn’t be distributing “sick videos.”
West Yorkshire Chief Constable Sir Norman Bettison revealed: ‘The white child that we are working with has been downloading Jihadist beheading videos and circulating them around school.
‘That was bad enough, but he also has an unnatural interest in guns and weapons. He spoke openly of his wish to be a sniper and spoke of his curiosity of what it would be like to kill someone.’
Ah, there’s the connection: jihad and violence (“guns,” “weapons,” and a “curiosity for killing”). Clearly, the white boy has””like many of his race””misinterpreted the “true,” “peaceful” meaning of “jihad.”
Sir Norman described BC as an ‘angelic looking boy’ and a police mugshot shown to delegates depicted a fair-haired child so short that his face was barely in the frame of the camera.
Newsflash: physiognomy is a defunct science.
‘He is at risk of being a violent young man and a threat to society,’ the chief constable said.
‘He is not a Muslim. He is not driven by ideology – he is too young to spell the word. But he is being influenced and intoxicated by the imagery and appeal of Jihadist and other internet violence.’
Could it be because his suppressed sense of “masculinity–”his innate need to be “mischievous,” as only boys can””has few other outlets in the increasingly neutered and emasculated culture of Western Europe?
Sir Norman also warned the Association of Chief Police Officers’ annual conference in Liverpool that Islamic extremism was spreading like a ‘virus’ and urged every parent – particularly Muslims – to address the issue with their children.
‘The al Qaida brand of violent extremism continues to spread like a virus infecting young minds,’ he said.
Sir Norman said of BC: ‘His schoolteacher pitched up at a local police station with him, because they were at their wits’ end as to what to do with him. We are working with him (BC), and his father and his school.’
The chief constable said the pilot project, which is being operated by West Yorkshire, the Metropolitan and Lancashire forces, had been running for nine months.
The number of suspects so far uncovered was ‘higher than expected’, he added.
Already 124 people have been referred to the police and other agencies for attention by schools, community leaders, mosques and others.
‘It is a means of bridging between the community and the police and identifying people who might be attracted to, or vulnerable to, being radicalised,’ said Sir Norman. […]
But why would non-Muslims be in danger of succumbing to Islamic””jihadi beheadings”””radicalization” in the first place?
‘Throwing the book at them in terms of the Prevention of Terrorism Act would be complete overkill,’ the chief constable said.
‘We are not talking about criminal actions. We are talking about vulnerable kids.’
The 12-year-old boy came from a single parent, working class family with siblings living elsewhere, said the chief constable. […]
A lot more truly “vulnerable” kids””homeless, orphaned, sexually-abused, destitute, poverty-stricken, name it””are not in the habit of gleefully circulating video clips of jihadist beheadings. (Not to mention the fact that they probably can’t afford mobile phones in the first place.)
Two other cases highlighted by the senior policeman were Muslim youths, known only as NH and YH, who were both 15 when they were reported by their communities because they were showing extremist and racist tendencies.
Since most of the indigenous population of the UK is white and non-Muslim, “showing extremist and racist tendencies” are code for “they hate infidels.”