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Tories ramp up racism to give the cops more powers

Issue No. 2437

May wants more cops on streets

Home secretary Theresa May wants more cops on streets (Pic: ukhomeoffice)

The Tories are using the Paris killings to push through further attacks on civil liberties and ramp up Islamophobia. 

Under the guise of protecting Jewish people from Antisemitic attacks home secretary Theresa May has pledged further police controls.

And communities secretary Eric Pickles, along with Tory peer Lord Ahmad, has written to 1,000 Muslim leaders.

He wanted them to explain how Islam can be part of British identity. This is a sickening attempt to pit Jews against Muslims—and it has left many furious.

Mahmood spoke to Socialist Worker at the London Muslim Centre in east London. He said, “We know how to live and work together.

“We can’t let the politicians exploit our humanity.” 

He added, “They are using the Paris killings to pass new laws to spy on us, to curtail our rights and make us live in fear.”

May made her pledge as she attended a memorial for the four people killed in a kosher supermarket in Paris earlier this month.

Chief terror cop Mark Rowley has said there is “heightened concern” over a similar terrorist attack in Britain.


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