Youth being radicalised at ‘alarming’ rate: Prince Charles

Youth being radicalised at ‘alarming’ rate: Prince Charles

62London, Feb 8 (IANS) Heir to the British throne Prince Charles has said that young people in Britain were being radicalised at an “alarming” rate, for which he partly blamed “crazy” content on the internet, a media report said Sunday.

“The frightening part is that people can be so radicalised either by contact with somebody else or via the internet, and the extraordinary amount of crazy stuff which is on the Internet,” he said, according to The Independent.

In an interview to BBC Radio 2, which was cited by The Independent, the Prince of Wales noted that British values were being neglected by “people who come here” as well as by many people born in Britain.

“This is one of the greatest worries, I think, and the extent to which this is happening is the alarming part, and particularly in a country like ours, where you know the values we hold dear,” he said.

“You think that the people who have come here, born here (and) go to school here would imbibe those values and outlooks,” the prince lamented.

He, however, did not elaborate which British values he was referring to. The prince explained that his charity, The Prince’s Trust, was trying to reverse the trend by giving young people outlets to channelise their energy.

Prince Charles, who is in Jordan as part of his six-day tour of the Middle East, expressed his “deep concern” for the attacks on churches in the region.

He said that it was a “totally bewildering aspect in our day and age” that “a believer could kill another believer”.


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