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Why Can’t the UK Stop Terror Attacks? | The American Conservative

Posted by Martin C. Fox on June 25, 2017

http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-cant-the-uk-stop-terror-attacks/

Due to the public outcry over the recent attacks, the British government is currently undertaking a sweeping security review on terrorism. It will likely expand the Prevent program in spite of uncertainty at all levels over whether it is actually working or not. In addition to encouraging citizens to support suspicious behavior, the legislation actually compels institutions that are in any was connected to the government to actively seek out and identify those exhibiting potential terrorist sympathies. That includes, schools, universities, libraries and any government office that deals with the public. The establishing legislation for Prevent defines early warning signs of terrorist sympathies as “vocal or active opposition to fundamental British values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.”                                                                                                                            
Rather reminiscent of Nazi Germany and Stalin era Russia, or say the USPS. 

One thing you say about the UK is they don’t let an opportunity for surveillance and control slip through their fingers.

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Congressman Peter King is paying attention.

Be seeing you

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