Polonius: I hear him coming. Let’s withdraw, ya sheikh.
Exeunt King and Polonius. Enter Hamlet.
Hamlet: To be, or not to be a jihadi – that is the question:
Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous kuffar
Or to strap on a bomb against a sea of Infidels,
And by opposing end them….
This initiative is no doubt predicated upon the assumption that the Muslim students targeted for “radicalization” are aware that the “radicals” are twisting and hijacking the peaceful teachings of Islam. In reality, jihadis make recruits among peaceful Muslims by presenting themselves as the exponents of authentic Islam. The British authorities refuse to recognize that that is happening or could even be possible, and so their remedies are foredoomed.
(Note: The accompanying photo is not actually from one of these presentations. Nor is it a photo of David Cameron, Theresa May, and Yvette Cooper.)
Insane Britannia Update: “Trojan Horse action plan to use theatre to stop pupils being ‘radicalised,'” by Emma McKinney, Birmingham Mail, December 8, 2014 (thanks to EP):
Theatre workshops to stop pupils being “radicalised” are part of a raft of measures being used in the wake of the Trojan Horse scandal, the Birmingham Mail can exclusively reveal.
A post-Trojan Horse “action plan” has been penned by chiefs at Birmingham City Council, including 40 Home Office-funded anti-extremism workshops.
Schools caught up in the scandal, which saw hardline Muslims attempting to take control of governing bodies, have been hand-picked by West Midlands Police’s counter terrorism unit to take part in the workshops.
The sessions, called Tapestry, are to be led by Birmingham Repertory Theatre’s educational theatre company The Play House.
A spokeswoman said: “Tapestry is a dynamic participatory theatre-in-education tour for 13-18 year olds which explores the implications and consequences of extremist thinking and action.
“It provides a unique stimulus for young people, teachers and youth leaders to begin to explore this sensitive and complex issue in a supportive environment.”
Other workshops, called ‘Protect Yourself’ and ‘Raise Awareness to Prevent’ have also been held at city schools to boost “training and safeguarding from radicalisation,” reveals a report put to the council’s education and vulnerable children overview and scrutiny committee….