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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PM 'won't stand for EDL trying to demonise Islam'

In a speech in the House of Commons David Cameron paid tribute to the security services and also vowed that the government will not stand for extremists or, "groups like the English Defence League who try to demonise Islam and try and stoke up anti-Muslim hatred."

The police and security services will not rest until they have brought all those responsible to justice.

Already this year there have been three major counter terror trials in which 18 people were found guilty and sentenced to a total of 150 years in prison much more of the British security services necessarily goes unreported. They are Britain's silent heroes and heroines and the whole country owes them an enormous debt of gratitude.

Just as we will not stand for those who pervert Islam to preach extremism, neither will we stand for groups like the English Defence League who try to demonise Islam and try and stoke up anti-Muslim hatred by bringing disorder and violence to our towns and cities.

– David Cameron

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