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    To combat far right, government must first understand how it ticks

    It has been two years since Brenton Tarrant’s grisly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. By the end of his rampage, Tarrant had murdered 51 Muslims. In the aftermath, Ben Wallace, who was the UK security minister, warned that something similar “absolutely could happen here”. So far, thankfully, it has not. Still, Neil Basu, the head of counter-terrorism policing, has said that the far right is the fastest growing terror threat the country faces and is responsible for approximately 10 per cent of counter-terrorism police caseloads. The need to combat the far right also features prominently in CONTEST,...

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    The UK must consider further action on Islamic Relief

    Islamic Relief Worldwide (IRW) is a registered charity which was founded in the UK in 1984 but now has branches in over 40 countries. Its stated focus is humanitarian work and delivering aid. Egyptian co-founder, Hany el-Banna, summarises their mission as being to add “Islamic values to the international community of humanitarian organisations”. However, IRW has had to fight to defend its reputation in recent years after being put under the spotlight by some of the UK’s closest allies regarding what they claim are its links to the Islamist Muslim Brotherhood network and the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas. IRW fiercely...

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