CONCERN OVER PM’S INTEGRATION PLANS
A STRICTLY Orthodox charity has raised concerns over David Cameron’s suggestion that poor English could leave Muslims prey to extremism.
Mr Cameron said young Muslim men whose mothers did not speak the language could be at greater risk of being influenced by extremist narratives.
The Interlink Foundation, which runs a project delivering language courses for the strictly Orthodox community, said it was “deeply uncomfortable about the link that has been drawn between poor English language skills and extremism”.
A charity spokesperson said: “The intention of the initiative may be to improve community cohesion, but conflating these two issues stigmatises parts of society in a way that can only increase the feelings of unease and marginalisation of the targeted groups.”
Mr Cameron’s plan to force migrants to learn English and end gender segregation among minority communities, would, he believed, encourage integration into British society.