Suella Braverman demands 'urgent focus' on tackling Islamist extremism as she sets out three point plan

Suella Braverman demands 'urgent focus' on tackling Islamist extremism as she sets out three point plan

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George Bunn

By George Bunn

Published: 26/02/2024

- 17:42

Updated: 04/03/2024

- 15:12

The former Home Secretary said the country is 'not making progress' in tackling the issue

Suella Braverman has demanded "urgent focus" on tackling Islamist extremism.

In a post on social media, the former Home Secretary said: "We need to urgently focus now on the big problem: how to tackle Islamist extremism in the UK."

She added: "The hysteria in response to those calling out the crisis is one of the reasons why we’re not making progress. Language does matter but it’s time for resolute government action."

It comes in the wake of comments surrounding the term Islamophobia, after suspended Conservative MP Lee Anderson made comments about London Mayor Sadiq Khan.

\u200bSuella Braverman

Suella Braverman has laid out three points to tackle Islamist extremism


Laying out her plans, the former Home Secretary said: "1. Fixing Prevent as Sir William Shawcross recommends. I started this work. It needs to be completed.

"2. ⁠Passing a law that empowers ministers to take action against hateful marches. 3. ⁠Properly holding the Police to account so they uphold the law without fear or favour."

Last week, the former Home Secretary said Britain is "sleeping walking into a ghettoised society", something she claimed threatens free expression.

Herr comments came after Sir Lindsay Hoyle sparked the fury of Tory and SNP MPs after he broke precedent by selecting a Labour amendment, along with a Government amendment, to an Opposition Day motion calling for a ceasefire in Gaza.


\u200b Conservative MP and former Home Secretary, Suella Braverman

Conservative MP and former Home Secretary, Suella Braverman


Protocol dictates that the Commons Speaker would only select one of the amendments, and it is highly unusual for an opposition amendment to be selected.

Meanwhile, Lee Anderson’s comments where he claimed "Islamists" had "got control" of London and the city’s mayor, Sadiq Khan were criticised by Muslim groups.

Anderson, who had the Conservative whip withdrawn from him after refusing to apologise, was criticised by the Muslim Council of Britain for engaging in "Islamophobic tropes."

Khan said Anderson’s comments were "Islamophobic, anti-Muslim and racist" and that they "pour fuel on the fire of anti-Muslim hatred."

Braverman previously wrote in The Telegraph: "I may have been sacked because I spoke out against the appeasement of Islamists, but I would do it again because we need to wake up to what we are sleep-walking into: a ghettoised society where free expression and British values are diluted.

"Where sharia law, the Islamist mob and anti-Semites take over communities. We need to overcome the fear of being labelled Islamophobic and speak truthfully."

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