Children targets of terror probes in UK

Amina Taylor

There are growing concerns about the U-K government’s anti-terror strategy after primary school children in London were given a questionnaire which appeared to target Muslim kids. Civil liberties campaigners object to the questions that risk future sanctions for the children and their families.

Without parental prior notice, young children aged 9-11 at a predominantly Muslim school in east London were asked a series of ‘extremely loaded’ questions which are thought to have been issued as part of government anti-terrorism program.

Some of the questionnaire options included:
Religious books are to be understood word for word.

If a student was making fun of my race or religion, I would try to make them stop — even of it required hurting them.

 

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