Sunday, July 01, 2007

Our Emergency Services........

...............have done brilliantly over the past few days. No doubt the terrorist threat will be on delegates minds at a conference I'll be chairing tomorrow in the West Midlands

Paddy Ashdown on the BBC this morning, pointed out the failure of politicians and others in failing to understand the grievances of many disaffected young Muslims. He said, and I'm paraphrasing here, "as much effort should be put into engaging with Muslim youth as we are in trying to capture those responsible for the incidents in London and Glasgow".

Many would agree but as many would think this softer approach just encourages lawlessness.

What do you think?

6 comments:

Delicolor said...

I get the impression that Muslim Youth don't want to be engaged.

Jeremy Jacobs said...

Maybe but some of them ought to look at themselves before blaming others.

CityUnslicker said...

28 year old muslim doctors are not the disaffected muslim youth.

Stop blaming ourselves and starrt kicking out the fifth column.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Well, I was going to say what Deli has said. And I agree with you, Jj. I have taught them and I'm afraid I see no solution - I am just in despair.

Liz said...

Of course we should be engaging with disaffected youth of any or no religion!

Reaching out to, finding out about and understanding each other is the only way we can possibly move forward surely?

Beaman said...

I wish Muslim youth were like the youth from Hindu or Sikh families. In many cases they do not want to integrate and in worryingly large numbers are openly hostile to Western norms.
British Muslim youth have more opportunities in Britain than in any Islamic state. How can they be disaffected?