News from the United Kingdom, Monday 27th May 2013

BBC NewsWoolwich murder probe: ‘Thousands’ at risk of radicalisation, says Theresa May. ‘Thousands of people are potentially at risk of being radicalised in the UK, Home Secretary Theresa May has said. She also told BBC One’s Andrew Marr Show that those at risk were at “different points on what could be a path to violent extremism”. Mrs May said a new taskforce would look at whether new powers were needed to tackle radicalisation.’

The IndependentEDL marches on Newcastle as attacks on Muslims increase tenfold in the wake of Woolwich machete attack. ‘Muslim leaders have accused far-right extremists of trying to capitalise on the “sick and barbaric” murder of Lee Rigby to fuel racial hatred. Islamophobic hate crimes are running at more than 10 times their usual rate, with more than 140 reported to a government-backed hotline in the 48 hours since the Woolwich killing.’

The GuardianLondon attack: generations divided on feelings about Muslims after killing. ‘Many have suggested that the events in Woolwich have fuelled a wave of public hostility towards British Muslims and Islam more generally. But our findings, based on a YouGov survey undertaken within 24 hours of the attack, suggest that the picture is both more complex and more positive.’

The TelegraphWoolwich attack: the terrorists will never win, says Eric Pickles. ‘It robbed a family of their son and robbed a young son of his father. Here was a brave soldier who served with distinction in Afghanistan and fought to protect our way of life. We will remember him.’

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