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Row erupts over Tory government’s choice to head Commission for Countering Extremism

By: Keerthi Mohan

The choice of Sara Khan to head the Commission for Countering Extremism has caused a lot of uproar, with many viewing her as a mouthpiece for the Home Office. It doesn’t help she is a supporter of the government’s Prevent anti-extremism programme. The programme, safeguard vulnerable individuals who are at risk of radicalisation, has been termed “toxic” by critics. Former Tory chairwoman Baroness Sayeeda Warsi described it as “a deeply disturbing appointment”. She wrote on Twitter: “Sara has unfortunately been a strong advocate of the Government’s policy of disengagement, a policy which many, including members of the police and intelligence services,…

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