A leading Muslim businessman has called on the government to be more “heavy-handed” when tackling extremism. Sir Gulam Noon said protests from human rights activists should be resisted in some cases to prevent another terror attack in the UK. He said extremism was a “monster of our making” and that some Muslim preachers were “brainwashing” young people.
Sir Gulam, a major Labour party donor, has advised the government on Muslim matters and was knighted in 2002. Writing in the Independent newspaper, Sir Gulam welcomed government measures against extremism and said they came “not before time”. He said Muslims, especially parents, must do more to stop the “indoctrination” of young people.
See also Independent, 8 November 2006