The war on Christmas in America is a sick joke compared to how Christmas is view in other parts of the world. A Scotland Yard commander is warning that Muslim children in the UK are radicalizing at younger and younger ages and that one of the signs is a hate for Christmas demonstrated in children as young as five.
Mak Chishty, the most senior Muslim officer in Britain’s police service and head of community engagement for the Metropolitan police in London, claims he has to keep close tabs on his own children because the lure of the Islamic State is so powerful.
Chisty, in an interview, said that there was now a need for “a move into the private space” of Muslims to detect views that could show the beginning of radicalisation far earlier.
He said he had heard of cases in which children came from stable families in which parents had moderate views but were still able to be influenced.
In the example where primary school children defined Christmas as haram, he insisted this was “factual” and said that while it may not be a police matter, parents and family needed to ask how children as young as five had come to that view.
He said this could be shown by subtle changes in behaviour, such as shunning certain shops, citing the example of Marks & Spencer, which could be because the store is sometimes mistakenly perceived to be Jewish-owned.
He advised that friends and family of youngsters should be intervening much earlier, looking out for subtle changes which could be unexplained. He included examples such as sudden negative attitudes towards alcohol and western clothing.
The police commander asserted that parents should challenge and understand what caused the changes in behavior and seek help from the police if the need arose.