We have deep question marks in the UK around integration policy, counter terrorism and counter extremism.
Lizzie Dearden, The Independent’s security correspondent
We need a new focus. We need a new bold cross-government CE strategy. It is not particularly new laws we need, but new policies and the will to execute them. If we don’t move quickly, frankly, I fear extremism will continue to grow as it has been doing, fuelled by social media as well.
Richard Walton, former head of the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command
There is a toxic mix of conspiracism, right wing populism and increasing forms of right wing extremism making its way into the mainstream.
Matthew Feldman, Director of the Centre of the Analysis of the Radical Right
When Macron asks Muslims to accept Islam as a religion only and not as a political movement, he is asking a question that goes to the core of religion and politics, Islam and Islamism, and those debates are being had quite vigorously in the British Muslim scene, more so than in Europe.
Imam Dr Usama Hasan, research consultant at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change
The fact that the review keeps getting delayed is not doing Prevent any favours, because that is the perfect opportunity to have a close look at all those accusations, as well as the effectiveness of Prevent.
Cristina Ariza, analyst at the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change