Counter-terror report falsely claims there have been no recent far-right attacks in UK

William Shawcross called for Prevent to focus on Islamists after missing out two far-right terror attacks

Lizzie Dearden
Home Affairs Editor
Thursday 09 February 2023 15:20 GMT
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Officials have failed to correct a false claim in a major counter-terrorism report that there have been no far-right attacks in recent years.

The Independent Review of Prevent concluded that the intervention scheme should be “recalibrated” to focus more on Islamists, rather than other ideologies that currently take up a greater portion of its work.

But the report’s core conclusions omitted two far-right terror attacks carried out by men who stated their aim to kill Muslims, which were both formally declared by police and the security services.

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