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Remove children from radical Muslim parents: London mayor

Published on Mar 3, 2014 12:06 PM

LONDON (AFP) - Muslim youngsters who are being radicalised by their parents should be treated as child abuse victims and removed from their families, London Mayor Boris Johnson said on Monday.

Children at risk from Islamic extremism should be taken into state care to prevent them becoming "potential killers or suicide bombers", Mr Johnson wrote in The Daily Telegraph newspaper.

The Conservative said there was a "built-in" British reluctance to be judgmental about other cultures, plus a lack of clarity in the law was making the police and social services reluctant to intervene.

"The problem of radicalisation is not getting conspicuously worse - but nor is it going away," he wrote.

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