Muslim woman in Blackburn, Lancashire
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Community reacts to Cameron's Muslim women policy

A £20m fund to teach Muslim women in the UK to speak English has received a mixed reaction within a community in Lancashire.

The prime minster said it will help combat the risk of radicalisation, but the plan has brought criticism from some community leaders.

Anjum Anwar, dialogue development officer at Blackburn Cathedral, said she found it "rather absurd" that speaking English has been linked to radicalisation.

But one woman said learning English would help those women "understand what's going on around them", reports Dave Guest for North West Tonight.

  • 18 Jan 2016