UK Prime Minister: 'Too much tolerance of extremism in our country...'
UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, updated everyone on the latest from Saturday's terror attack at London Bridge (see BREAKING: Yet ANOTHER Terror Attack Hits UK, This Time London Bridge).
While we have made significant progress in recent years there is too be frank far too much tolerance of extremism in our country.
So we need to become far more robust in identifying it and stamping it out across the public sector and across society.
That will require some difficult and often embarrassing conversations, but the whole of our country needs to come together to take on this extremism we need to live our lives not in a series of segregated, separated communities, but as one truly United Kingdom.
I'm not sure of the specific difference, if any, between Islamic Extremism and "Islamist" Extremism. And the part where May sounded like she was supporting Internet censorship is a little concerning. May is talking specifically about Islamic/Islamist extremism, but it's a dangerous precedent to set, as we've often seen "extremism" evolve into "any difference of opinion of any policy" when the left defines it. So while I'm happy about the acknowledgment of Islamic encroachment, you can never fully expect Europe to get it right.
However, considering that her colleagues (who want to censor social media) think that ISLAM-O-PHOBIA is the problem and not Islamic terrorism itself (see Germany Threatens Facebook: Censor ‘Hate Speech’ or Face $50 Million Fine and Facebook, YouTube, Twitter Agree to Ban ‘Hate Speech’ in Europe…), it's at least a start. Baby-steps.
Whatever the case, things need to change and Europe needs a wake up call.
They also need to stop doing things like teaching kids to "respect" terrorists by writing them nice letters. Yes, really...