UK Prime Minister calls for extremism to be rooted out
Canberra: British Prime Minister David Cameron has used a rare address to the Australian Parliament to call for extremist preachers to be banned and for extremism to be rooted out of schools, universities and prisons.
Britain and Australia have both sent their militaries to fight in a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State extremists in northern Iraq. They have also both had radicalized citizens leave to join terrorists fighting in Iraq and Syria.
Cameron told the Parliament on Friday that the root cause of extremism was not poverty, social isolation from the mainstream or foreign policy. It was the “extremist narrative.”
He says removing extremist material from the Internet posed a pressing challenge.