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Handle extreme views with care

The best way to counter them is to open them up to scrutiny

By Daniel Bowman  

In the aftermath of the stabbing of Lee Rigby in Woolwich, the Home Secretary Theresa May has called for more stringent measures against extremist groups. She condemned broadcasters for giving platforms to Islamist preacher Anjem Choudary and it has been reported that Ofcom could be given powers to ban extremist preachers from appearing on television programmes.

Making it illegal for political extremists to take…

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