07 Jun '11, 1pm

UK security revamp aims to uproot Islamist threat

UK security revamp aims to uproot Islamist threat

Jun 7, 2011 UK security revamp aims to uproot Islamist threat Home Secretary Theresa May (above) will announce the policy changes to parliament later. -- PHOTO: REUTERS LONDON - MUSLIM groups which refuse to tackle militancy will have their funding cut in an overhaul of counter-terrorism policy, the government is due to announce on Tuesday. More money will be spent on identifying threats in prisons, universities and the health service under a revision of the 63 million pound (S$127.1 million) Prevent programme. The review of the scheme, launched by the Labour government in 2007 to stop the growth of home-grown terrorism, was ordered after it was deemed to have failed to produce any discernible security benefits. Home Secretary Theresa May will announce the policy changes to parliament later. She has already said that up to 20 organisations funded under the programme over t...

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