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Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to (a) police forces and (b) other authorities in dealing with members of al-Muhajiroun and related groups; and if he will make a statement. (282248)

No formal guidance has been provided to forces or other authorities in dealing with members of al-Muhajiroun.

Al-Muhajiroun is not currently a proscribed organisation under the Terrorism Act 2000. However, two of its successor groups—Al Gurabaa and Saved/Saviour Sect—are.

The recently published CONTEST strategy document states that the Government will take action against those who defend terrorism and violent extremism. We will also continue to challenge views that jeopardise community cohesion