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I used to head Prevent—here’s why the program shouldn’t focus on Islam

May is taking a risk by making the debate about ideology. Instead, we should look at personal issues that lead to radicalisation

By Arthur Snell   July 2017

The attacks on Borough Market provide an opportunity to reflect on what works—and what doesn't. Photo: PA

Two weeks after suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 concert goers leaving the Manchester Arena, terror struck again, this time on London Bridge and in Borough Market. Borough Market defines London’s transformation from dowdy insularity to cosmopolitan metropolis. Where better for terrorists to assault that most pernicious of western evils—ordinary people enjoying their lives on a Saturday night?

Within eight minutes of the attack starting all three terrorists had been shot dead…

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