12 July 2015

Sajid Javid: British Muslims who don't condemn terrorists are 'taking children to their door'

British Muslims who refuse to condemn extremist attacks like the one in Tunisia are “taking” children “to the door” of terrorists, Sajid Javid has said.

The country’s only Muslim Cabinet minister warned that British Muslims have a responsibility to “combat the poisonous ideology” of Islamist terror groups.

The Business Secretary said that there are “too many non-violent extremists” in the UK who are “feeding the ideology” of factions like Isil.

Mr Javid warned that there are Imams in mosques in the UK refusing to condemn terrorist atrocities and said British Muslims must ask, “Why hasn’t he done that?”

He told BBC1's Andrew Marr Show: "When I was growing up as a young Muslim in Britain, the extremist ideology that you see today just didn't seem to be around, it didn't seem to be an issue. [The Telegraph] Read more