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Home Affairs Committee takes evidence on roots of violent radicalisation

13 September 2011

This is the first session of the Home Affairs Committee's new inquiry. The aim is to question Congressman King on his findings from similar hearings he held into radicalisation in the American Muslim community earlier this year, and then to explore these issues with experts on radicalisation in the UK.   

Witnesses

 At 10.00 am

  • Congressman Peter King, Chairman, Committee on Homeland Security, US House of Representatives

At 11.00 am

  • Rashad Ali, Centri (an organisation which delivers evidence-based counter-extremism solutions)
  • Maajid Nawaz, Quilliam Foundation (the world’s first counter-extremism think tank)

The Chair of the Committee, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, said:

"I am delighted that Congressman Peter King has accepted my invitation to visit the UK Parliament to launch our inquiry into the roots of violent radicalisation.
The Committee on Homeland Security has investigated the issue of radicalisation in the American Muslim community very recently, including radicalisation in prisons, one of our particular interests, and the Congressman’s insights will therefore be invaluable.
I hope his visit will be the start of a closer relationship between our two committees: the US and UK face many similar challenges in the spheres of crime, terrorism and immigration and I am sure we have much to learn from each other."

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