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Muslims on extremism and military action in Syria

All this week we've been reporting on the measures being taken to tackle radicalisation. The Prime Minister said Muslim communities must not be allowed to exist in segregation if the country is to root out extremism.

Our reporter Rajiv Popat has been speaking to Muslims about multi-cultural Britain post 9/11 and 7/7.

Tonight, we hear their views on extremism, whether military action should be taken against militants in Syria and their hopes for the future.

Watch Rajiv Popat's full report here:

Muslims speak out on multiculturalism, 'Britishness' and how they are portrayed in the media

Earlier this week, the Prime Minister was in the Midlands to announce the government's plans to tackle extremism. David Cameron also criticised those who "quietly condone" the extremist ideology of the so called Islamic State.

The vast majority of Muslims have strongly condemned those who kill in the name of Islam and Rajiv Popat has been speaking to Muslims of all ages to hear their views on multiculturalism, Britishness and how they've been portrayed in the media.

Watch his full report here:


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People in Leicester face 'highest risk' of radicalisation

As the government set out its plans to tackle homegrown extremism, police in Leicester say people in the city are among the most at risk of radicalisation outside of London.

It comes just a day after the Prime Minister was in Birmingham saying more needs to done to defeat those who promote violence and hate.

Rajiv Popat has been speaking to those who are working hard to tackle extremism.

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