Second Scout volunteer suspended and more groups referred to police amid extremism concerns

By Camilla Tominey

The Scout Association has suspended a second volunteer and referred six more mosques to the police over extremism concerns following a Telegraph investigation.

Hussain Al-Rawni, who runs the 304th Birmingham Scout Group on behalf of the Muslim Association of Britain (MAB), was placed under investigation after he was linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, which a 2014 Government report found has ‘consistently opposed programmes… to prevent terrorism”. Home Secretary Sajid Javid accused the MAB of “unacceptable views on extremism” last year.

The move comes after Ahammed Hussain, leader of the Lewisham Islamic Centre’s scout programme was suspended and referred to the police last week after a Telegraph investigation exposed safeguarding concerns.

Read the full article in The Telegraph 

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