Interesting piece on the BBC here concerning the emerging threat from Al Queda in AFRICA, and how this could increase the Jihad threat in Britain.
British youths from African communities could become radicalised as al-Qaeda looks to Africa to build its strength, the Rusi think tank has suggested. It says such a development would pose new challenges for UK and other Western intelligence services. It warns of potential for new or greater radicalisation among British youths from the Somali and other east and west African communities.
The problem lies in the first sentence. Who are these “British youths from African communities”, exactly? Is this a coy way of defining the vast number of Somalis illegally resident in this country? I was impressed the way the BBC produces an article on Al Queda without once mentioning the word Muslim once. (Islamist does make a brief appearance, hard to avoid when talking about Al Shabab I suppose) It’s as if these “youths” that may be radicalised – of the Pakistani, North African and Indian communities in Britain – could be of any religious background.