Political correctness and a failure to tackle integration issues help Islamic terrorists and allow the far right to flourish, the government’s former community cohesion adviser has warned.
Dame Louise Casey said that “horrible far right racists” were being empowered by Britain’s inability to take on issues such as inequality in the Muslim community and segregation in some ethnic communities.
She said: “In our desire to embrace diversity we are creating division. The far right is growing and they are milking it every time we are overly politically correct and unable to deal with Islamic extremism.”
Dame Louise was speaking publicly for the first time since her review into social integration found that Britain was more divided as it became more diverse.
Government accused of driving extremism with ‘politically correct’ treatment of terror
Dame Louise Casey warns recommendations made in landmark integration review have not been heeded
The author of a landmark report on integration in the UK has accused the Government of worsening extremism with its “politically correct” treatment of terrorism.
Dame Louise Casey told a policing summit “difficult conversations” must take place over Islamist extremism in Britain to stop Isis inciting more atrocities.
“If you’re not alive to the importance of talking about these issues then there’s not much hope…of stopping these horrible things happening to us,” she said.