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Politicians must stop ‘normalising language of far-right if we want to tackle terror’

ick Lowles, founder of Hope not Hate, says leading politicians have to stop using inflammatory language when talking about immigrants, Muslims and other minorities
Nick Lowles, founder of Hope not Hate, says politicians have to stop utilizing inflammatory language when speaking about minorities (Picture: AFP)

The chief of the ’s largest anti- charity is looking on politicians to ‘stop mainstreaming the far right’ if we are to defeat the rising menace posed by far proper terrorism.

It comes after Britain’s prime counter terrorism officer mentioned that the quickest rising terrorist menace comes from far-right teams.

The Met’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu mentioned the police and MI5 had been finishing up up to 80 investigations to stop far-right terrorism, motivated by white supremacism and Islamophobia.

Nick Lowles, founder of Hope not Hate, says main politicians have to stop utilizing inflammatory language when speaking about immigrants, Muslims and different minorities if the far-right menace is to be defeated.

He informed Metro.co.uk: ‘We want politicians to begin speaking positively about folks.

‘When Boris Johnson made his remarks about Muslim girls, it made it seem that being anti Muslim is appropriate in fashionable Britain in 2019.

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‘People are talking in a way that normalises far-right ’.

Mr Lowles additionally mentioned his organisation had been ‘warning for years’ concerning the menace posed by far proper terrorism.

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 13: Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu speaks to the media outside New Scotland Yard as he gives the lastest update on the poisoning of Sergei Skripal on March 13, 2018 in London, England. British Prime Minister Theresa May has given the Russian government a deadline of midnight tonight to explain why a nerve agent of Russian origin was used in the poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Mr Skripal who was granted refuge in the UK following a 'spy swap' between the US and Russia in 2010 and his daughter remain critically ill after being attacked with a nerve agent. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The Met’s assistant commissioner Neil Basu mentioned the police and MI5 had been finishing up up to 80 investigations to stop far-right terrorism
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Hope not Hate says authorities must clamp down on far-right literature (Picture: Matthew Lloyd)
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Thomas Mair, who had far-right sympathies, murdered Labour MP Jo Cox (Picture: Getty Images)

He added: ‘We’ve been saying this for years, that the far proper menace is rising, which fits again to the 1990s’.

‘As authorities began looking into it more, they found what we were saying was true’.

Mr Lowles mentioned that whereas a prime down strategy from the police was welcome, he additionally known as on the federal government to do extra to clamp down on the literature that far-right teams revealed.

Nick Lowles of Hope Not Hate talking about how far-right extremists become radicalised (BBC News 10pm bulletin - 18/03/19 - ABSA627D)
Nick Lowles of Hope Not Hate says he has warned for years concerning the menace of the far-right (Picture: BBC News)

He additionally added that there was a ‘direct link’ between points round poverty and deprivation, which trigger emotions of hopelessness and despair that leads to extremism and that want tackling too.

Mr Lowles added: ‘Councils being faced with cuts, the closure of youth clubs, extremist groups prey off this alienation and despair’.

He went on to spotlight how the collapse of the BNP meant that the far-right had splintered into smaller extra violent teams, with many influenced by far-right teams within the US.

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