UK government rethinking provisions of anti-terror proposal

[JURIST] Government officials in the United Kingdom are rethinking plans to enact a new law [JURIST report; draft text, PDF] that would criminalize the act of "glorifying terrorism." In an interview [recorded audio] Thursday with BBC's Today program, Prime Minister Tony Blair noted that because the proposed law needed to strike a balance between security and civil rights, it needed to be "very clear and very right." Other government ministers have admitted privately the current language of the law is still too broad. Apart from his reservations regarding the disputed law, Blair reasserted his support for legislation that would authorize deporting foreign Islamic extremists [JURIST report]. The Financial Times has more.

 

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