Here's what Prince Charles has to say about radicalisation

Here's what Prince Charles has to say about radicalisation

The Prince of Wales has warned that young people are being radicalised at an "alarming rate" and that it is one of the "greatest worries".

In an interview with Radio 2, Charles spoke of the difficulty of preventing radicalisation, saying it is not a problem that one can "sweep under the carpet" but you have to remind people of "the distortions that are made of great religions".

Well, of course, 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.

You think that the people who have come here, [are] born here, go to school here, would imbibe those values and outlooks.

The frightening part is that people can be so radicalised either through contact with somebody else or through the internet, and the extraordinary amount of crazy stuff which is on the internet.

Prince Charles was speaking to the Sunday Hour on BBC Radio 2 about the work of his charity The Prince’s Trust and his future role as king.

While he said he is likely to be sworn as the Defender of the (Christian) Faith, the prince stressed the importance of being a “protector of faiths”.

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