UK: Minority communities want to help police combat terrorism

UK: Minority communities want to help police combat terrorism

Ethnic minority communities in London are as concerned as all other communities in the rise of gang crimes, violent extremism and terrorism, according to a new research by the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan).

Carrying out research with mainly Muslim communities for the Metropolitan police in five London boroughs - Ealing, Redbridge, Haringey, Tower Hamlets and Newham - the report shows that minority communities regard terrorism as a 'crime against humanity', and want to help the police in combating terrorism.

The report, Narrowing the Gap: Problems and Processes, suggests ways of closer cooperation between the police and minority groups, particularly Muslim communities, on how to tackle gang and youth crime, violent extremism, Islamophobia, and other hate crimes. The report includes concerns by minority communities of hidden and hate crimes that are evident and specific to their own area. This led the report to conclude that the police should focus on addressing all crimes and community safety concerns in order to defeat terrorism in the long term.


Source: Social Cohesion (English)

See also: Narrowing the Gap: Problems and Processes

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