Targeting Muslim Women to Fight Extremists

Targeting Muslim Women to Fight Extremists

With more and more people viewing Muslim women as the key to dampening Muslim extremists, the British are now formalizing programs to extend their influence.

In a school in south London, women in headscarves are learning English, childcare skills and citizenship, to smooth their integration into British life. The courses are encouraged under a new government policy to “empower” Muslim women, ultimately to combat the threat from Islamist violence, a threat made brutally clear when four homegrown suicide bombers killed 52 people in London in 2005.

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