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    David Cameron | Speech on radicalisation and Islamic extremism | Munich | 5 February 2011

    'Islamist extremism is a political ideology, supported by a minority.

    At the furthest end are those who back terrorism to promote their ultimate goal: an entire Islamist realm, governed by an interpretation of sharia.

    Move along the spectrum, and you find people who may reject violence, but who accept various parts of the extremist world-view including real hostility towards western democracy and liberal values.

    It's vital we make this distinction between the religion and the political ideology.'

    So let's properly judge these organisations:

    Do they believe in universal human rights including for women and people of other faiths?

    Do they believe in equality of all before the law?

    Do they believe in democracy and the right of people to elect their own government?

    Do they encourage integration or separatism?

    These are the sorts of questions we need to ask.

    Fail these tests and the presumption should be not to engage with organisations.

    No public money. No sharing of platforms with Ministers at home.

    At the same time, we must stop these groups from reaching people in publicly funded institutions like universities and prisons.

    We need to argue that their prophecies of a global war of religion pitting Muslims against the rest of the world are rubbish.

    Governments cannot do this alone.

    The extremism we face is a distortion of Islam so these arguments, in part, must be made by those within Islam

    So let's give voice to those followers of Islam in our own countries the vast often unheard majority who despise the extremists and their worldview.

    Let's engage groups that share our aspirations.

    We need to confront it with confidence.

    Confront the ideology that drives it by defeating the ideas that warp so many minds at their root.

    And confront the issues of identity that sustain it by standing for a much broader and generous vision of citizenship in our countries.

    None of this will be easy. We need stamina, patience and endurance. And it won't happen at all if we act alone.

    This ideology crosses continents we are all in this together.

    At stake are not just lives, it's our way of life.

    That's why this is a challenge we cannot avoid and one we must meet.


    None violent extremism = War on Islam!
    "O you who believe! Whoever from among you turns back from his religion, Allah will bring a people whom He will love and they will love Him; humble towards the believers, stern towards the disbelievers, fighting in the Way of Allah, and never afraid of the blame of the blamers. That is the Grace of Allah which He bestows on whom He wills. And Allah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knower."[al-Ma'ida: 54]

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    Another example that their war is on Islam and not on "terrorism" which has been engineered by the Western intelligence agencies with the usual hallmarks found in the major attacks such as 911, Madrid and London in 2005 and the emergence of groups like ISIS and Boko Haram which only act in accordance with US foreign policy imperatives.

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