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Sara Khan: ‘We need to investigate extremists’ changing tactics’

The UK has seen a rise in terror attacks, including the London Bridge attack which saw eight people killed and almost 50 injured (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

By: Lauren Codling

By Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism COMMUNITIES up and down the country, from Portsmouth to Birmingham, from Manchester to Newcastle, are deeply concerned about extremism. Since my appointment as Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism, I’ve spent the last few months travelling the country. I’ve already engaged with 300 people and visited 10 cities and spoken to academics, experts, faith leaders, women’s organisations, youth groups, civil society groups and others. In academia and in policy debates, there is a discussion about what extremism means. But when you speak to communities they know it when they see it. The hatred,…

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