Britain to unveil new counter-extremism measures

British Prime Minister David Cameron, pictured on October 15, 2015, will launch a new strategy aimed at countering jihadist ideology and stopping young Britons travelling to SyriaBritish Prime Minister David Cameron will launch a new strategy Monday aimed at countering jihadist ideology and stopping young Britons travelling to Syria. Key measures in the plan include allowing parents to have passports removed from 16 and 17-year-olds, and barring those with terrorism or extremist convictions from working with children and vulnerable people. Police say they have foiled several jihadist attacks in Britain, while hundreds of Britons are believed to have travelled to Syria and Iraq to join the Islamic State group, raising concerns that not enough is being done to counter extremism.

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