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What should we do next to tackle the threat of terrorism?

The government faces numerous challenges—both in terms of surveillance, and in challenging the local social conditions which can allow radicalisation to occur

By Mohammed Elshimi  

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In the wake of the Manchester bombing, which killed 22 people, hospitalising 59, the terrorist threat has been increased to “critical,” meaning an attack may be imminent.

Monday’s explosion, in which children as young as eight were among the dead and injured, was carried out by a 22-year-old British national of Libyan origin named Salman Ramadan Abedi. Born in Manchester in 1994, his parents were Libyan refugees who came to the UK to escape the…

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