British Prime Minister David Cameron warned English-Language-Limited-Proficiency (ELLP) Muslim women residing in England to be adequately fluent in conversational English or else they are going to face deportation as one of England’s precautionary measures against Muslim extremist groups.
Cameron’s announcement came after Conservatives in the UK initiated a drive funded with £20 million for community integration of women in isolated communities using the English language.
However, Cameron’s statement was more of an answer to the growing terror that Muslim extremist groups have been spreading all throughout the globe, with recent attacks on different parts of the world believed to be perpetuated by the leftist Muslim movements.
“I am not saying there is some sort of causal connection between not speaking English and becoming an extremist, of course not. But if you are not able to speak English, not able to integrate, you may find therefore you have challenges understanding what your identity is and therefore you could be more susceptible to the extremist message,” Cameron told BBC Radio.
He also believed that non-English-speaking Muslim women are the most susceptible to these radical Muslim militants.
Cameron’s administration roughly calculates that 2.7 million of UK’s total population of 53 million are Muslims, with the 190,000 being Muslim women who have little or no eloquence of English.
Before this, the UK already has immigration rules in place requiring foreign spouses of British nationals to be English speakers before moving in to the UK to be with their partners.
However, Cameron’s comments did not come without an objection from Muslims and opposition groups.
Ramadhan Foundation chief executive Mohammed Shafiq and spokesperson for the opposition Labour Party Andy Burnham both accused Cameron of alienating foreigners in Britain, most especially Muslims, by stereotyping them and creating a stigma against their communities.