A controversial report by a military think-tank has claimed that government policy is creating an atmosphere of Britain being a “soft touch” when it comes to tackling terrorism.
The report, published by the Royal United Services institute, claimed that ministers since 9/11, had given a misplaced deference to multiculturalism, and says:
“The United Kingdom presents itself as a target, as a fragmenting, post-Christian society, increasingly divided about interpreting of its history, about its national aims, its values and its political identity….
“This is a problem worsened by the lack of leadership from the majority which in misplaced deference to multiculturalism failed to lay down the line to immigrant communities, thus undercutting those within them trying to fight extremism…..
“This country’s lack of self-confidence is in stark contrast to the implacability of its Islamist terrorist enemy….
“We look like a soft touch. We are indeed a soft touch, from within and without.”
This report was given a lot of publicity in the media, given the whole heap of (mainly self-inflicted) problems the government is having to deal with at present.
British society has been fragmenting for many decades, and that has meant the country’s role in today’s world has and will continue to diminish, despite what ministers say. The government’s xenophobic treatment of immigrants as second class citizens, denying them basic rights to live and work without fear, is causing the current crisis. Muslims, particularly since 9/11, have been targeted relentlessly for punitive treatment. Many have been sent to prison just for being suspected terrorists and refused basic legal representation.
Britain as a country throughout history, has never extended any warm welcome to immigrant communities… and that is why today many repressed youths become tomorrow’s terrorists. Britain may indeed be soft on terrorists, but it’s even harsher on the general population… particularly when it wants everybody to carry an ID card.