COMMENTARY

Now the Prevent programme is in safe hands

The UK has suffered repeated terrorist attacks in recent years. At least one of the perpetrators was on the radar of Prevent, the UK government’s strategy to stop people from carrying out or supporting acts of terrorism. Prevent plays a key part in keeping the UK safe from terrorist atrocities.

Those facts may seem contradictory, but all of the above can be true at the same time.

Prevent is the safeguarding programme for dealing with individuals who exhibit signs of becoming involved in terrorist activity. It focuses on all forms of terrorism, but the two most prominent threats currently facing the UK are those familiar to British Jews: Islamist extremists, primarily, but also the far-right.

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