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Political correctness ‘cripples’ fight against Islamic extremism, report warns

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POLITICAL correctness “paralyzes” the fight against Islamic jihadists, a report warned.

Far-right extremists are much more likely to get help to change their ways.

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Ali Harbi Ali, 25, the alleged murderer of MP Sir David Amess, was labeled a Prevent teenager but was never considered a “subject of interest” by MI5.Credit: PA

More than nine out of ten people monitored by MI5 are suspected jihadists.

But only a quarter of referrals to the anti-terrorism device Prevent are suspected of Islamic extremism.

Of these, only 30 percent go on to get help.

Far-right extremists also make up a quarter of the references, but half of them receive official assistance.

Ali Harbi Ali, 25, the alleged assassin of MP Sir David Amess, was labeled a teenager by Prevent but was never considered a “subject of interest” by MI5.

He is believed to have been brainwashed by videos of hate preacher Anjem Choudary.

The report was written by Dr Rakib Ehsan of the Henry Jackson Think Tank.

It states that “Interior Ministry data reveals that far-right extremists outnumber Islamist extremists in terms of credentials and are more likely to be offered support and oversight against radicalization.”

Dr Ehsan said: “The central objective of the Prevent program is to reduce the global terrorist threat and to maximize public safety. For the moment, it is failing.

“It is vital that the UK is not crippled by political correctness and identity politics when it comes to having stubborn discussions about the pervasive threat of Islamist extremism.”

Bomber bruv flies

The Manchester Arena suicide bomber’s older brother fled the UK after being called to a public inquiry into the 2017 terrorist attack.

Ismail Abedi, 28, has always refused to answer questions about why Salman, 22, detonated the device during an Ariana Grande concert.

Ismail has been ordered to attend tomorrow but there is “no indication” when he will return.

Paul Greaney QC said he “clearly has evidence and we urge him to get in touch”.

Terrorist policemen carry bags of evidence from home of Sir David Amess murder suspect Ali Harbi Ali after descending on 3 homes


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