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Report: Tackling Extremism in the UK

On the 4th of December 2013, a governmental taskforce set up in the wake of the killing of drummer Lee Rigby published the conclusions of its deliberations and agreed steps to address what was perceived as gaps in tackling extremism. This taskforce was led by Home Secretary Theresa May, who made clear that along with violent extremism, the taskforce would also seek to address activities perceived as radicalising others that may lead them to ‘non-violent extremism’.

Despite claiming to consider a range of measures to tackle extremism in all its forms, the report focuses mainly on ‘Islamist extremism’ differentiating it from ‘traditional religious practice’, and on the perceived realms of radicalisation such as local communities, schools, prisons, faith institutions and universities.

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