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Preventing Violent Extremism: Perceptions of Policy from Grassroots and Communities

In 2003 the UK’s then Labour government began to organise a number of consultations and working groups in a bid to understand what role a ‘softer’ approach could play within its counter-terrorism strategy. In addition to pursuing known terrorists or preparing for a potential attack, the government felt that more emphasis should be given to […]

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Muslims, Extremism and the ‘Suspect’ Community

In 2011 European leaders such as the former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the British Prime Minister David Cameron held an international conference in Munich to discuss issues of home-grown extremism, radicalisation, and multiculturalism, thus sparking a debate about how countries adopt counter-terrorism policies that are used to combat the extremist […]

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