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Religious Extremism

Volume 702: debated on Tuesday 24 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their reaction to the Centre for Social Cohesion's report Virtual caliphate: Islamic extremists and their websites. [HL4203]

The Government welcome the report and have noted the recommendations made. Ww are aware that the internet is used by terrorists and violent extremists in the ways outlined by the Centre for Social Cohesion's report. A cross-government strategy is in place with the explicit aim of tackling terrorist and violent extremist use of the internet.

As part of this strategy, we are working both to reduce the amount of terrorist and violent extremist content available online and to work with and through the communities to use the internet as a platform to counter the terrorist and violent extremist message.