Counter-extremism bill could play into terrorists’ hands, says watchdog – The Guardian

Posted September 18th, 2015 in bills, investigatory powers, news, terrorism by tracey

‘David Cameron’s counter-extremism bill, which will ban non-violent extremists, risks provoking a backlash in Britain’s Muslim communities and playing into the hands of terrorist recruiters, a government watchdog has warned. David Anderson QC, the independent reviewer of terrorism laws, said the legislation to counter extremist ideology also risks legitimising state scrutiny of – and citizens informing on – the political activities of large numbers of law-abiding people.’

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The Guardian, 17th September 2015