That’s over $853,000, down the drain for wishful thinking. And that’s just in one town. “Muslims in bomber’s town get Â£500,000 to combat terror… but don’t give police a single tip-off,” by Ryan Kisiel in the Daily Mail, December 18 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Muslim groups in the town where the Stockholm suicide bomber lived have been handed more than Â£550,000 of taxpayers’ money to combat extremism but have failed to tip off police about a single terror suspect.
The grants were handed out to mosques, schools and women’s projects by Luton council to prevent young Muslims being radicalised.
Under the Home Office’s Preventing Violent Extremism scheme, Islamic organisations are given money to stop members turning to violence. The groups are urged to reveal the names of those likely to commit violent crimes so they can be put on an ‘at-risk’ list by police.
But the Daily Mail has learnt that – despite Â£554,000 being given to groups in Luton since 2008 – not a single name has been handed over….
How drearily predictable.