'HALT HANDOUTS TO MUSLIM FANATICS’
By Macer Hall Political Editor
DAVID Cameron is to call for a ban on public handouts to Muslim extremists.
And the Tory leader wants anyone who “rejects democracy” barred from sitting on public bodies.
Last night he also called on the Government to step up action to keep extremist preachers out of Britain, saying: “Terrorist apologists should be kept out, full stop, period.”
He accused Labour ministers of “taking their eye off the ball” in the fight against extremism.
In a speech to the Community Security Trust, which helps protect the Jewish community from anti-semitic attacks, he said: “The Government has allocated hundreds of thousands of pounds to local authorities to improve community cohesion."
“But there are worrying signs that ministers have taken their eyes off the ball.”
He cited examples of councils handing out cash for community projects that ended up going to extremist groups, including Hizb-ut-Tahrir.
“I will be making proposals to isolate extremists and make certain they cannot obtain public grants or get invited to sit on public bodies,” he said. “That won’t just apply to Islamic extremists. We will be equally vigilant in ensuring that groups linked to the BNP or animal rights militants are excluded too.
“The message should be clear – to those who reject democracy, to those who preach hate, to those who encourage violence: You are not part of the mainstream, you will not get public funding.”
1) 'HALT HANDOUTS TO MUSLIM FANATICS’