British Business Secretary Sajid Javid requested British Muslim parents on Sunday to challenge mosques that refuse to condemn the violent and barbaric Islamic State attacks.
Javid, the most senior elected Muslim in the UK, urged British Muslims to do more to tackle extremist views, including standing up to Imams who refuse to condemn Islamic State attacks.
“’Non-violent extremists’ were making it easier for terrorists to recruit British children to their cause,” the business secretary said.
British ministers have stressed that parents should stop blaming police and the security services and instead should challenge the ‘poisonous ideology’ which had caused hundreds of youngsters to head to Syria.
The British government has also urged parents to report their children to the authorities if they are worried that their children may be at risk of radicalisation.