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Britain's anti-terrorism measures dubbed divisive

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Britain's anti-terrorism measures dubbed divisive


Don’t abuse our tolerance – Tony Blair’s message to foreign extremists in Britain who promote terrorism. The British Prime Minister has outlined plans for a raft of measures designed to extend the government’s deportation powers. “Coming to Britain is not a right, and staying here carries with it a duty. That duty is to share and support the values of this country,” Blair said. “We are today signalling a new approach for deportation orders. Let no one be in any doubt, the rules of the game are changing,” he added. Radical Islamic cleric, Sheikh Omar Bakri Mohammed, is one of the people who could be deported. He says the new rules will be counter-productive.

“I think it’s the same system as Gaddafi, Hosni Mubarak and Saddam Hussein – they {new rules} are going to be seen like that by the Muslim youth”. Shamri Chakrabati, head of civil rights group, Liberty, agreed that the laws will alienate people. She described the changes as undemocratic and divisive. Police meanwhile have charged three more people in connection with the attempted London bomb attacks last month. The trio will appear in court later accused of failing to disclose information.
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