‘Safe Spaces’ And Political Correctness “Increase Risk Of Radicalisation” – Expert
A counter-terrorism expert has burst the bubble of the liberal/left myth that ‘safe spaces’ and political correctness are the answer to extremism.
Dr Usama Hasa told Turing House free school in Teddington, Middlesex, that frank discussion of the causes of Islamist terror was all too often thwarted, pushing these views underground. He said that stifling debate like this is “dangerous” and was allowing extremist views to flourish.
“We know these ignorant or dangerous views exist, but if you ignore them, they don’t go away. They fester.
“People feel a sense of frustration that they don’t have the freedom to express their views, which can lead to even more extreme views.”
He went on to condemn universities who ‘no platform’ speakers and create so-called ‘safe spaces’. Shockingly, last year, more than 2,000 children and teenagers were referred to the Government’s counter-terrorism programme amid fears they were at risk of being radicalised, Home Office figures released last month showed. Almost one-third were aged under 15 and more than half aged under 20. Two-thirds of referrals related to Islamist extremism and one in 10 were in connection to right-wing extremist views.
Dr Hasa has exposed the truth we already know, that it is left-wing ideology was is damaging and radicalising young people as well as leaving the door open to Islamic extremism. It is time for a change of course in our universities and for UKIP and Young Independence to lead the way in making these necessary changes.