Vogue Williams faces backlash over calling for internment of Muslims

Her latest column has been met with an overwhelming negative response online

Vogue Williams faces backlash over calling for internment of Muslims

Vogue Williams | Image: PA images

Irish model Vogue Williams has called for the return of internment camps for some Muslims, in light of the latest attacks. 

In her column for the Sunday World, she wrote about the UK government's Commission for Countering Extremism and what measures could be taken to prevent further attacks. 

The column which was titled 'Internment camps are a grim necessity', has since been met with an overwhelming negative response online.

 

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In her column, she said: "Powers to ban British jihadis from returning to the UK have been used for the first time and I fully agree with that."

"Anyone who leaves Britain and Ireland to fight alongside ISIS can stay out.  I don't care what age or what their circumstances are."

She then outlined another approach that's been suggested by Muslim former police chief Tarique Ghaffur. He proposed creating internment camps for radical extremists.

She said "This is something that should be decided by the people, but I certainly agree with it" reasoning that "the only way to stop these senseless attacks is to put any potential threats away."

She did point out that this approach didn't work for IRA members in the North when alleged paramilitaries were held without trial in makeshift camps.

She reasoned that "In today's case the terrorists cannot be negotiated with."