World News



British Queen celebrates


Labour's proposal aims to enhance efforts in combating extremism by requiring police to log incidents of antisemitism that do not meet the criminal threshold. Shadow Home Secretary Yvette

Cooper asserts that this measure would facilitate the mapping of antisemitic and Islamophobic abuse, aiding in the identification and tracking of individuals posing potential threats.

Cooper, in an article for the Daily Telegraph, advocates for law enforcement to address "hateful extremism," echoing recommendations from Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Mark Rowley and former counter-extremism tsar Sara Khan.

This initiative marks a reversal of a previous decision by former Home Secretary Suella Braverman, who had downgraded the monitoring of non-crime hate incidents.

Emphasizing a "zero tolerance" stance on antisemitism, Cooper insists that instances of antisemitic and anti-Muslim hatred, even if falling short of criminality, should still be recorded, including the documentation of perpetrators' identities.

Critiquing the government's response to rising extremist threats as "too slow, too confused, and at times completely counterproductive," Cooper highlights the need for a comprehensive strategy rather than solely focusing on a new definition of extremism, which Communities Secretary Michael Gove is set to outline. Noting a lack of strategy updates for nearly a decade, Cooper stresses the urgency for a more robust governmental approach to combat extremism effectively. Photo by Quinn Dombrowski, Wikimedia commons.