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UK to take tough action to exclude hate preachers

British Government plans to take tough action to exclude foreign hate preachers as part of the new strategy launched today to tackle homegrown terrorism.



London: British Government plans to take
tough action to exclude foreign hate preachers as part of the
new strategy launched today to tackle homegrown terrorism.

"The new strategy will see tough action to exclude
foreign hate preachers and a greater effort to tackle
extremist ideologies, including work with mainstream
individuals to make sure moderate voices are heard," the Home
Secretary Theresa May said in the House of Commons.

Other measures proposed include "work to tackle
terrorist use of the Internet for radicalisation, including
the filtering of unlawful content by public bodies such as
schools and libraries; and work with industry and
international partners to crack down on unlawful content
hosted in the UK and overseas.

May said action would be taken to build upon the
success of the multi-agency Channel programme, which
identifies and supports people at risk of radicalisation.

The Home Secretary said the new "Prevent" programme
would deal with all forms of terrorism and target not just
violent extremism but also non-violent extremism, which can
create an atmosphere conducive to terrorism and can popularise
views which terrorists exploit."

Besides, the Prevent programme would ensure
government funding and support cannot reach organisations with
extremist views who do not support mainstream British values,
challenge the ideology that supports terrorism and those who
promote it.

PTI

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