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Radicalization leads to domestic violence in Britain

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Radicalization leads to domestic violence in Britain

In the recent years, cases of domestic violence is on rise in Britain. According to experts, one of the main reasons behind the rise in the number of the cases of domestic violence is radicalization of Muslims, especially Muslim migrants in the country. It may be mentioned here that, during the recent years, the trend of radicalization has already reached an alarming level, while Muslim communities are even enforcing Sharia law within families and neighborhoods. Even non-Muslims are forced to comply with Sharia law in today’s Britain, which can only be seen as a dangerous sign of the UK ultimately slipping into the hands of radical Muslims or on the path to becoming another Islamic State.

Commenting on radicalization of Muslims in Britain, eminent counterterrorism expert and write Robert Spencer said, “There is a very simple explanation for this link, but it will be ignored by those who conducted this study. The link between domestic violence and “radicalization” comes from Islam. The Qur’an tells Muslims to beat women from whom they fear disobedience (4:34), and calls for warfare against and the subjugation of unbelievers (9:29). If you take one part of the Qur’an seriously, you’re likely to take all of it seriously”.

According to an article in the Eastern Eye titled ‘UK study finds link between domestic violence and radicalization risk’, Reuters, November 25, 2021:

THERE is a significant prevalence of domestic abuse in the lives of those referred to a British scheme for people at risk of being radicalized, according to research commissioned by British counter-terrorism police published on Thursday (25).

The study, which looked at 3,045 individuals who had been classified as vulnerable to radicalization (V2R), found just over a third had a link to a domestic abuse incident, either as an offender, victim, witness or a combination of all three.

The incidents ranged from a child witnessing abuse at home to people convicted for the attempted murder of their partner.

“This initial research has resulted in some statistically significant data which cannot, and should not, be ignored,” said detective chief superintendent Vicky Washington, national coordinator for Prevent, the government scheme that aims to counter radicalization.

The research, known as Project Starlight, involved about a half of all V2R referrals made in England and Wales in 2019.

It found just over 15 per cent of those referred to Prevent in the 16-64 age bracket were domestic abuse victims – nearly three times higher than the estimated national figure.

While there was a similar prevalence of links among men and women, men were most often recorded as being an offender while women were usually victims.

In cases where a domestic abuse link was found, an Islamist ideology was recorded in 28 per cent of referrals, while far-right ideologies accounted for 18 per cent, the research found.

Washington said the study was about understanding the bigger picture around terrorism, and not about stigmatizing anyone or claiming one factor necessarily linked to another.

“Project Starlight has indicated a clear overrepresentation of domestic abuse experiences in the lives of those who are referred to us for safeguarding and support,” she said.

“It is absolutely vital that we use this information to shape what we do, and strengthen our response across all of policing, not just in counter terrorism”.

Recently, Palestinian mega-terror outfit Hamas has been banned by the UK authorities, although there are thousands of Palestinians, Arabs and Pakistanis in Britain who are not only spreading radical Islam and caliphate madness, they also are actively conspiring against the non-Muslims, especially Christians, Jews and Hindus with the nefarious agenda of running religious conversions. In today’s Britain, one of the main elements of spreading radical Islam and jihadism is Tablighi Jamaat, a key vessel of promoting religious hatred, religious conversion and recruiting youths towards jihad.

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