UK could close some mosques to prevent extremism
Prime Minister David Cameron announced a new proposal Monday to counter extremism in the United Kingdom that includes an idea to close certain Mosques.I'm sorry, but if that's what Cameron thinks, then he's taken a weak view of the whole issue. The extremists do represent the "true spirit".
The controversial plan is meant to work against all forms of extremism but focuses primarily on radical Islamists. Cameron said the fight against terrorism might be the “defining one of this century,” and he outlines a number of proposals to help prevent young British citizens from joining extremist organizations.
“Islamist extremists don’t just threaten our security, they jeopardize all that we’ve built together – our successful multi-racial, multi-faith democracy,” Cameron wrote on his Facebook page. “While Islamist extremists in no way represent the true spirit of Islam, we cannot ignore the fact that they attempt to justify their views and actions through Islamic scripture and theology.”
The proposal to close some mosques is a good idea, but failure to recognize the true ideology inside Islam will only ensure there'll be other mosques preaching hatemongering, and more are bound to turn up as well.