British Muslim children as young as 11 are being given classes to prevent them
being radicalised by violent Islamic State (Daesh) jihadists. This comes after
community leaders feared they were being targeted by extremist online
Imams and Islamic teachers warned a war of ideologies is currently being fought
in their own mosques, communities, and on social media following the rise of
terror groups in Syria and Iraq.
IBTimes UK visited one Islamic school in Luton – a town infamous for both far-
right and Islamic extremist groups – as it taught a new syllabus to tackle children
being groomed by IS fighters.
The Al-Hira mosque, home to one of the largest madrassas in Luton, is in its first
year of giving anti-Daesh classes for pupils aged 11 to 16.
Started eight months ago, the classes are described by the mosques leaders as
part of a new grassroots strategy which they say has become more effective than
the governments own anti-extremism programme.
Most of the young people from aged nine are on social media and they know
what Isis are – its very easy for them to go down the wrong path, Dawood
Masood, senior manager of Al-Hira, tells IBTimes UK.
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