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At-a-glance: New terror plans

Tony Blair has proposed a raft of anti-terror measures. Here are the main points of the plans.

  • New grounds for deporting and excluding people from the UK - including fostering hatred or, advocating and justifying violence to further beliefs. The powers will cover statements already on record. Consultation on the plans will finish this month

  • Agreements with other countries, such as Jordan, to ensure people can be deported to their nations of origin without being tortured or ill-treated

  • Amend human rights laws, if necessary, to prevent legal obstacles to new deportation rules

  • Home secretary automatically to consider deporting any foreigner involved in listed extremist bookshops, centres, organisations and websites

  • Make justifying or glorifying terrorism anywhere an offence

  • Automatically refuse asylum to anyone with anything to do with terrorism anywhere

  • Consult on setting a maximum time limit for extraditions to other countries - Mr Blair said it was unacceptable that Rashid Ramda, wanted for the Paris Metro bombing 10 years ago, was still in the UK

  • Examine calls for police to be able to hold terror suspects for longer before pressing charges

  • Use more control orders against British terror suspects, who cannot be deported

  • Increase the number of special judges hearing terror cases

    HIZB UT TAHRIR
    Hizb ut Tahrir or HT is an Islamic group which is banned in some countries including Germany
    It was established in the Middle East in the 1950s with the aim of creating a single Islamic state ruled by Sharia law
    A statement posted after last month's G8 summit said the "colonialists, especially America and Britain, harbour a hidden hatred against Islam and the Muslims"

  • Ban the Hizb ut Tahrir and the successor organisation of Al-Muhajiroun - and look at whether the grounds for banning such groups need to be widened

  • Review the threshold for gaining British citizenship and establish, with the Muslim community, a commission to advise how to better integrate parts of the community "presently inadequately integrated"

  • Create a list of foreign preachers who will be kept out of the UK and consult on creating new powers to close places of worship used to foment extremism

  • Use biometric visas for those from designated countries and compiling a database so people whose views or activities pose a threat to UK security can be kept out of the country. They could only appeal against the decision from overseas.


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