The mayor of London wrote in a March 2 column in the Daily Telegraph that Muslim children who are at risk of radicalization by their parents are victims of child abuse and should be removed from their homes.
Mayor Boris Johnson says that such a move could stop the children from becoming "potential killers or suicide bombers," but the Muslim Council of Britain cautions Johnson that his remarks risk flaming an anti-Muslim feeling.
Q: What is your opinion of Johnson's suggestion?
Radicalization that leads to hate divisiveness, or violence against people or groups in society should be shunned, condemned, and countered. For Muslims this is clear in the Koran "…[God has] made you into nations and tribes so that you might come to know one another…" (49:13). In addition, taking a moderate and middle way is mandated "And thus We have willed you to be a community of the middle way…" (2:143)