British counter-terrorism targets 50 Muslim families over radicalized offspring

COUNTER TERRORISM officers have take up to 50 families to court in a bid to protect children being radicalised, it has been claimed.

And it is believed children who have been taken into care over fears the could be radicalised.

Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner for specialist operations at the Metropolitan police and head of national counterterrorism policing says the moves show the scale of the threat of homegrown Islamic extremism.

In an interview assistant commissioner Rowley said it represents an unprecedented problem and that this is the first time national security has become an issue for family courts.