PM: Woolwich 'betrayed Islam'

David Cameron has said the Woolwich attack was 'a betrayal of Islam' after he chaired the first meeting of a new taskforce to tackle terrorism and religious extremism, known as TERFOR, set up after the killing of soldier Lee Rigby.

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Cameron's task force to tackle extremism 'head on'

Prime Minister David Cameron has chaired the first meeting of a new task force, known as TERFOR, which aims to tackle terrorism and religious extremism.

The task force agreed to tackle all types of extremism "head on" following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby.

Prime Minister David Cameron made a statement in the House of Commons on extremism. Credit: PA Wire

A Number 10 spokesman said: "The Prime Minister tasked Ministers to work on practical suggestions which the task force could discuss at future meetings.

"He asked Michael Gove and David Laws to look at confronting extreme views in schools and charities, with Vince Cable looking at universities; Chris Grayling to look into similar issues in prisons; and, Baroness Warsi to look at work in communities".

Ministers at today's meeting included Chancellor George Osborne, Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, Home Secretary Theresa May and Education Secretary Michael Gove.

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