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Britain’s battle for young hearts and minds

If the government is serious about fighting radical Islam, it is going to have to provide better schools than the Islamists do

By Shiv Malik   January 2010

Another year (not quite yet) and another foiled terrorist attack. And another row involving government policy, children, and Haringey council. After Victoria Climbie and Baby P, it appears that Haringey Council has entered another storm, this time about awarding taxpayer’s money to the Islamic Shakhsiyah Foundation, a schools charity set up and run by members, or former members, of the Islamic radical group Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT).

The current fracas began when the think tank, the Centre for Social Cohesion, revealed that the ISF had been given £113,411 to help fund one of their nurseries at the foundation’s main school in…

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