Cash to Help Root Out Extremism

Muslim groups which prove they are trying to outlaw extremism within their ranks are to receive financial support, Communities Secretary Ruth Kelly says. Cash will be available for projects that involve women, that build bridges between communities and are in touch with young people, she said. She said it was “not good enough” to pay lip service to tackling extremism. But some Muslim groups condemned her, saying the government was trying to create its own “state-sponsored Islam”.