Extremist speeches ‘should be challenged’ not banned

Ireland“Counterterrorism legislation to prevent extremist speeches on university campuses will not stop its spread, a conference in Co Carlow has heard. ‘Extremist speeches should be met by better, stronger ideas that challenge the speakers rather than a ban’, said Maajid Nawaz, founder of Quilliam, a London based counterextremism think-tank …” (more)

[Sylvia Thompson, Irish Times, 10 June]

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