Extremists have been able to operate in Britain because “we have been a passively tolerant society”, David Cameron will say, as he fast-tracks plans to crackdown on hate preachers and radical mosques.
The Prime Minister will on Wednesday hold the first meeting of the new National Security Council and will say that the Queen’s Speech at the end of the month will now include a series of measures designed to confront “poisonous Islamist extremist ideology”.
The new laws will mean powerful banning orders for extremist organisations which “undermine democracy” or give “hate speeches” – even if they do not break the law.
There will also be “Extremism Disruption Orders” to restrict the movements of people who attempt to radicalise young people.
It will be interesting to see how this is implemented. The EDL will likely suffer far more than Islamists given Cameron’s record.