Wednesday, 1 July 2015

The war on terror

As if having to deal with snooping Named Persons and their management of children`s attitudes and behaviour was not bad enough, now this:

"KEY public bodies across Scotland, England and Wales will be legally required to take action to stop people being drawn into terrorism, under new rules introduced from today."
"As part of the UK Government's One Nation strategy, a law passed earlier this year now places councils, schools, prisons, health bodies, the police and a a raft of other public institutions under a legal obligation to identify and report those vulnerable to radicalisation."
"The so-called Prevent Duty, introduced as part of the 2015 Counter-Terrorism and Security Act, will also cover universities and colleges but will only begin for these institutions once "further guidance on extremist speakers has been published."
What vulnerable to radicalisation in a child is supposed to look like, I do not know, but nursery workers are expected to play their part in identifying three year old potential extremists. Children who make negative comments about homosexuality may find themselves singled out as a terrorist threat. Context is important, however, which means some fine judgements will have to be made by public bodies.

As an ex-teacher says:
"I'm appalled at the idea that teachers are to be held legally responsible for preventing radicalisation. Having taught in a school where integration of all cultures was a priority, I'm struggling to understand how investigating concerns about this would not cause more divisions. But also, I'm visualising teachers or headteachers being charged if a pupil in their school becomes radicalised..."

I would suggest the Westminster Government is more interested in fear and division than it is in integration.

Here is whistleblower Craig Murray talking about his experience as British Ambassador to Uzbekistan from August 2002 to October 2004. It was then that he became aware of the interrelationship between torture, rendition flights, terrorism, illegal wars, government lies, oil and opium.

The USA and UK made use of torture to stir up a terrorist threat.

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