Britain to offer language classes to female Muslim migrants

2016-01-18 12:11


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London - Britain will fund English language classes for Muslim women migrants in hopes that building community cohesion will help fight extremism.

Prime Minister David Cameron says the 20 million pound fund will help tens of thousands of women facing social isolation and discrimination. Writing on Monday in the Times, Cameron says it is time to end the "passive tolerance" of discriminatory practices and says that language skills will be taken into account on visa applications.

Cameron says Britain will never truly build one nation "unless we are more assertive about our liberal values, more clear about the expectations we place on those who come to live here and ... generous in the work we do to break down barriers."

Some 190 000 Muslim women in England speak little or no English.

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