LONDON — –British companies have hired hundreds of Islamic recruiters as they try to curb a wave of radicalisation in the Islamic community, the Telegraph has learned.
Islamic recruiters are seen on a recruitment video for a company called Knife Companies in central London on June 12, 2019.
Knife Companies is based in Birmingham and has more than 300 employees.
The company is part of a wave across the world of Muslim recruitment companies that are increasingly targeting young men and women in the Muslim community in the U.K., according to the Telegraph.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) has used its recruitment networks to recruit thousands of young men to its ranks, but its methods are being challenged in the West as it seeks to exploit a weak and increasingly disenfranchised Muslim population.
A new study by the University of Birmingham found that more than 200 Islamic recruitors, known as “brazen” Muslim recruitors or khawarij, have been hired in Britain since the summer, with at least 100 of them working in the last year alone.
The study, titled “The Brazen Muslim,” found that at least 1,100 of the recruiters were involved in recruiting and paying for trips to the Middle East, and at least 2,500 had at least one trip to a caliphate.
“The British recruitment industry is in crisis, with recruitment companies being hit with a massive amount of money from a very limited pool of customers, and it is only a matter of time before a similar crisis hits the United Kingdom,” said John Beddington, executive director of the Muslim Council of Britain.
“There are already reports of recruitment companies refusing to accept payments, or refusing to pay staff, and a report last week found that recruitment firms are paying for travel to Islamic State-controlled territories with only a small number of employees.”
In the U .
K., recruitment companies have been forced to pay for the privilege of recruiting workers, which has meant that these recruiters have been using a much wider pool of potential customers to cover their costs,” Bedderton said.”
At a time when the recruitment industry needs to attract a wider customer base to be viable, this new survey shows how vulnerable recruitment companies are, and that they need to act now to protect their own and their employees’ security.
“The report found that many of the companies employed the “brave” recruiters by pretending to be local businesses to encourage them to advertise their wares online.
Beddington said there was also a worrying trend of Muslim recruitments being carried out in the public transport system, in order to make money.
There are currently around 3,500 khawjar recruits in Britain, most of them in the country’s north and Midlands.
The report found at least two khawjis are known to be based in London and has identified a number of others who have travelled to areas controlled by the ISIS and are being paid to work as recruiters.
The Telegraph contacted several of these recruitees, who were all reluctant to talk to the newspaper, saying they feared being identified by name.
But the recruitment companies were keen to speak to the British press, and said they would not be doing business with anyone they did not want to be identified.
While British authorities have not publicly announced any crackdowns on the khawijis, they have begun to enforce their own strict laws and are cracking down on Islamic charities.
The government is also considering legal action against a London-based charity that operates a recruitment agency in the UK, The Islamic Charity Council.
The Telegraph has also learned that the Islamic Council of England (ICCO) has been shut down.
ICCO, which was established in 2013, was tasked with providing education and training in Sharia law to Muslim communities across the country.
ICCO is now operating from a secret location in the basement of a building in south London, where it is using a hidden camera to monitor its recruitment activities.
ICCo is believed to be the first charity to have been shut for allegedly operating without the approval of local authorities.
The group has faced criticism over the past year for recruiting students to join its youth group, the Youth Justice and Enforcement Board (YFIBA), but it has also been accused of running a recruitment scheme for the notorious terrorist group, ISIS.
YFIBB was created by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson in 2010 after the death of Jo Cox, who was killed by a far-right extremist in the summer of 2017.
She was stabbed to death by a group of men who had been inspired by the group.
The group later claimed responsibility for the killing of the mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.
Last year, Johnson also launched a major investigation into recruitment agencies that are involved in facilitating extremist recruitment, with a number facing investigations over their role in recruiting for ISIS.