‘Treat Them Like Paedophiles!’ – Top Cop Calls For Terrorists To Have Children Removed
Just like paedophiles, terrorists should have their children taken away from them and placed into care, a senior police officer has suggested.
Assistant Met Commissioner Mark Rowley, who is the UK’s leading counter-terror officer, has said that radicalising children into extremist ideologies is “equally wicked” to keeping them around sexual predators.
He said that Britain has a major problem with convicted terrorists bring able to keep full custody of their children, which in the long-term is likely to create a bigger problem with extremism.
Speaking to the Policy Exchange think tank, Rowley said: “I wonder if we need more parity between protecting children from paedophile and terrorist parents.
“If you know parents are interested in sex with children, or if you know parents believe that people of their faith or their belief, should hate everybody else and grow up to kill people, for me those things are equally wicked environments to expose children to.
“Whilst the family courts have really rolled their sleeves up, I am not yet sure, we have yet got our heads round how to deal with, if you have got parents who are effectively terrorists, convicted of sharing terrorist propaganda.
“Does that in of itself pose such a risk to the children so that the children should be treated the same as those whose parents are paedophiles?”
He pointed out that in a survey taken last year in London, half of the terrorists surveyed had children and he assure that this was a security concern.