in News January 29, 2019

Faiths Forum for London meet with Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan

on Tuesday 29th January, as part of the The Mayor’s Office for Policing And Crime (MOPAC)’s Countering Violent Extremism Programme, Faiths Forum for London attended City Hall with senior policy officers and deputy Mayors, as well as the Mayor of London himself to discuss our initial findings of our focus groups with young people which revealed that significant improvements are needed to tackle the threat of radicalisation and far right extremism.

This research forms an early part of the innovative and extensive engagement undertaken as part of the Mayor’s Countering Violent Extremism programme and found that:

  • 61 per cent of respondents thought that the threat from extremism is increasing.
  • 25 per cent of respondents had witnessed or experienced extremist views in the past 12 months.
  • 17 per cent of respondents had witnessed or experienced views promoting or supporting acts of terrorism in the past 12 months.
  • 65 per cent of respondents see strong, cohesive and integrated communities as the most effective way of reducing the risk of people carrying out extremist acts, hate crime and terrorism.

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in News January 29, 2019


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