‘Politically correct’ rules push people to extremism, says Islamic scholar

A leading critic of religious extremism today claimed excessive political correctness may push some people towards hate-filled views.

Dr Uamsa Hasan, head of Islamic studies at the Quilliam Foundation, said stifling debate was dangerous.

He said open discussions were the key to fighting extremism among young people – and he urged against a retreat to “safe spaces” as seen at some university campuses.

  • Tom Forsythe

    When all “reasonable people” agree about something, those of us who disagree must seek out “unreasonable people.”

  • Dana Garcia

    It must be true, since muzbos are experts on extremism.

  • UCSPanther

    I certainly won’t disagree with that scholar on this point…

  • Don Pelayo

    The purpose of the Quilliam Foundation is to make the UK islamic. Dr Uamsa Hasan may not agree with the jihadists and the terror they employ to achieve that, but the final objective is the same. The fiercely proselytizing Ahmadiyya sect is the same. They may denounce violent jihad, but will stop at nothing to advance Islamisation.

  • Bless his heart

    To Islamic scholars extremism is anything they believe disagrees with Islam in any way, shape, or form. To insult Islam requires death, those Islamic Scholars believe.