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The Batley Grammar school row is the perfect jihadist recruitment tool

30 March 2021

1:27 AM

30 March 2021

1:27 AM

As controversy continues to rage after pupils were shown an image of the prophet Muhammad by a teacher at Batley Grammar School, the primary beneficiaries will be violent extremists, both jihadist and far right. As a former jihadi extremist who once used similar circumstances to spew hate and spread dissension worldwide, I should know. But, here’s the truth: I couldn’t have cared less about the portrayal of the cartoon, and neither did those preachers I once worked with.

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Jesse Morton appears on Andrew Gold's On The Edge podcast. You can listen to the episode here


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