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A taskforce set up by David Cameron in the wake of soldier Lee Rigby's killing has made several proposals on how to tackle extremism in the UK, among their suggestions are:
- Giving more support to places facing the biggest integration challenges, especially those communities where extremism is a particular problem
- Working with internet companies to restrict access to terrorist material online which is hosted overseas
- Improving the process for the public to report extremist content online
- Ensuring prisoners who have demonstrated extremist views in prison receive intervention and support on release
- Make delivery of the Channel programme, which supports individuals at risk of being radicalised, a legal requirement in England and Wales
- Considering if there is a case for new types of order to ban groups which seek to undermine democracy or use hate speech
David Cameron said the killing of soldier Lee Rigby and the murder of Mohammed Saleem by an Islamophobic extremist were "wake-up calls" for the government to take action against extremism.
New measures aimed at tackling hate preachers and extremist websites have been proposed by a taskforce set up by David Cameron in the wake of the killing of Drummer Lee Rigby at Woolwich barracks.
The proposals include a new Terror and Extremism Behaviour Order which would allow authorities to take action against people seeking to radicalise others is a similar way to Asbos.
Other measures could include filters to block radical websites - even if they are hosted abroad - and new powers to deal with organisations which raise funds for terror or spread extremist messages under the guise of charities.
Activities which radicalise others and not simply violent extremism itself is the problem that must be tackled, a report by the taskforce, which is led by Home Secretary Theresa May, said.
The Prime Minister unveiled the proposals during his visit to China and said he wanted to see "an end to hate preaching in Britain" and left no doubt that he intends to implement the recommendations of the report.