Extremist clerics ‘must be banned from the UK’

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Countering Violent Extremism


Urging the government to take action against clerics who advocate blasphemy laws in the UK, Simcox said in his speech at the Royal United Services Institute yesterday: “To take an example from this summer, a cleric from Bangladesh called Enayetullah Abbasi came on a speaking tour of this country. Abbasi is open in his belief that there is a need to behead anyone who criticises Muhammad. Now I expect the government to do more to bar such speakers travelling to this country.” Simcox also urged the government to proscribe the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp as a terrorist organisation to stop the Iranian regime spreading hatred and disinformation in the UK.