David Cameron to unveil measures against religious extremism
May 13, London, UK: British Prime Minister David Cameron is to unveil to unveil new laws to combat the venomous ideology of extremism and ending the culture of passive tolerance towards those who challenge British values. This was expected to be announced on Wednesday by David Cameron in his first major policy announcement since winning last week’s general election before it is formally announced in the Queen Elizabeth II’ Speech on May 25.
The policies include closing premises where extremists seek to influence others and introducing new powers against charities which divert funds towards groups labeled extremists and terrorists.
The legislation is set to include new banning orders for extremist organizations seen as responsible for radicalizations and imposing restrictions on people deemed extremists who seek to enter Britain.
Theresa May, the home secretary said they were talking about the extremism of all sorts that’s seeking to promote hatred, to divide society and to undermine the values of our pluralistic society.”
The legislation is part of a strategy of positive measures including a program to help isolated communities and initiatives to prevent a repeat of the “Trojan Horse” affair in Birmingham schools to change young minds, Ms May said.
Britain’s strategy on Islamist extremism has been in the spotlight for months since ISIS executioner “Jihadi John” was identified as Mohammed Emwazi from London and a string of young people asked for fight against ISIS in Syria.
The Muslim Council of Britain umbrella group criticized the government’s approach to the issue earlier this year and called for more consultation with Muslim communities.
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