But not a pence more for Islamic extremism. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced a £1 million program to counter the rise of violent extremism with a focus on the “far-right” in London. “The rise of the far right in the UK and across the globe is a growing threat to us all,” said Khan earlier this week.
Human Events “They’re gaining ground and winning power in places that seemed unimaginable not too long ago. I am therefore pleased to announce today an extra £1 million to combat this scourge in London and that we are able to discuss ways to stop the spread of these vile ideologies with so many Mayors and city leaders.”
Infamous for stating that Islamic terrorism is “part and parcel of living in a big city”—a point the Mayor has reiterated time and again both on social media and in interviews—Khan’s announcement follows £400,000 previously invested by the mayor to tackle violent extremism, according to the Mayor’s office.
This follows a new report by the Mayor of London’s office on how to safeguard vulnerable groups and suppress the spread of right wing extremism. Ironically, most of the terror attacks listed in the report were Islamist-inspired, including the recent April attack in Sri Lanka that claimed the lives of over 250 Christians on Easter Sunday.
The remainder of the report highlights the rise of “right-wing extremism,” with a focus on anti-multicultural and identitarian movements opposing mass Muslim immigration. It cites Tommy Robinson and his street protests as a manifestation of “right-wing extremism.”
Generation Identity (GI) is one such identitarian extremist group. GI, which was created in France and spread out across Europe, claims to represent “indigenous Europeans” and propagates the rightwing conspiracy theory that white people are becoming a minority in what it calls the “Great Replacement”.
Despite all this, the Mayor offered no word on his plans to properly tackle acid attacksand knife crime aside from posters urging criminals to give up their kitchen utensils.
The statistics speak for themselves. Recorded instances of knife-related crimes in London stand in the tens of thousands—a figure that Khan seems eager to sweep under the carpet as he refocuses his efforts to pursue the “far-right” bogeyman.