News from the United Kingdom, Tuesday 4th June 2013

The Telegraph: David Cameron: We will ‘drain the swamp’ which allows Muslim extremists to flourish. ‘David Cameron has pledged to “drain the swamp” in which radical Muslims are allowed to hide and develop their extreme views in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack. The Prime Minister told MPs he would do more to tackle the “conveyor belt to radicalisation” which is poisoning the minds of young Muslims’.

BBC News: Woolwich killing a betrayal of Islam, says Cameron. ‘The fatal attack on soldier Lee Rigby was a betrayal of Islam and the Muslim community, the prime minister has said. In his first Commons statement about last month’s killing in Woolwich, south London, David Cameron said it was important to learn lessons.’

Comment: The Guardian: Anti-fascists should be free to stand their ground against the far right. ‘Far-right groups tried and failed to exploit the Woolwich murder. But why are police arresting protesters trying to stop them? The message from the family of Lee Rigby could not have been clearer: “Lee would not want people to use his name as an excuse to carry out attacks against others.” Yet that did not stop far-right activists from trying to exploit his brutal murder for a second weekend running. They tried – but they failed.’

The Independent: Woolwich attack: As Michael Adebolajo showboats in court, PM attacks ‘poisoning’ of young minds. ‘University students and schoolchildren will be targeted in a new government anti-extremism drive to prevent the “conveyor belt of radicalisation” that resulted in the murder of a soldier, the Prime Minister has announced.’

The Telegraph: Stabbed MP urges Google and YouTube to remove extremist sites. ‘Stephen Timms, who was attacked by a Muslim student in his East Ham constituency in east London three years ago, said ministers must investigate how to remove radical material from the internet in the wake of the Woolwich terror attack.’

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