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Muslim groups will receive £70 million in Government funds to help tackle extremism in "ungoverned spaces" such as internet chat rooms and snooker halls.

Hazel Blears, Communities Secretary, said that the money will be targeted at Muslim communities and rejected suggestions that the funding discriminated against other faith groups.

Speaking on the Today programme on BBC Radio this morning, Ms Blears defended the Government’s decision to give the cash to Muslim rather than Christian or Jewish groups. “There is support for faiths across Government, but let’s be honest about this - what we are about is saying that we have a problem of radicalisation and extremism in a small minority of areas and communities.” Ms Blears said that it was the job of Government to support minority groups and enable them to be more resilient.

In a speech today the minister will make her first foray into tackling radicalisation and extremism in the community. She will announce plans to “beat the terrorists at their own game” by extending the fight against terrorism to gyms, cafes and the internet where increasingly-sophisticated techniques are used to recruit youngsters.

Ms Blears said: “This is a generational issue. We have got to get to young people - five to 15-year-olds, as well as the teenagers who are currently being targeted - and strengthen their resilience, so that they can say to the extremists ’I am comfortable with being a Muslim in Britain today and I want no part of it’.”

Speaking to council leaders, police, academics and charities, the Communities Secretary will say that new tactics by extremists require a new, bolder response. Some £70 million is to be spent promoting community leadership to withstand extremist tendencies. That will include £25 million on national schemes including training for English speaking imams, and setting up citizenship lessons in madrassas, or mosque schools.

Ms Blears will say: “Given the scale and enduring nature of the threat we face, tough security measures are vital. But they cannot be the whole solution. We have to overcome this challenge by giving communities the strength and skills to face down a false and perverted ideology.” She will go on to acknowledge that the challenge of overcoming extremism “will be with us for years to come” and urge the audience to do more in helping the next generation to beat it. “That is why we will be putting work with young people and Muslim women centre-stage, giving the silent majority a voice.”

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The poll-tax or rather "protection money" that has to be paid by the DHIMMIS under Islamic rule:

Quote:Answering Islam.org
Fight those who believe not in Allah and the Last Day and do not forbid what Allah and his messenger have forbidden - such men as practise not the religion of truth, being of those who have been given the book - until they pay the tribute out of hand and have been humbled (humiliated). Surah al-Baqara 9:29
Here's what is unique about this deal. She is basically supporting hard line anti Islamic think. "Let's be honest here,Islam has a problem and it is affecting us,Judaism and Christianity we can ignore".

That ain't what she said,but that's what she meant.

Pay them to spy on their own cultural/religious offspring. Good luck with that! Wonder why the Brit government would think there is a problem with Muslims?