Hear Hear Episode 12: Extremism in the UK

Jul 12, 2013, 08:48 AM

Drummer Lee rigby's laying to rest just two months following his brutal butchering on the streets of London highlights the importance of addressing extremism in all it's forms - from radicals claiming to be acting in the name of Islam to the EDL. This episode of Hear Hear explores the term 'Islamic extremist'. Guest Amed Versi from the Muslim News says it's wrong to even use those words together - but Farooq Murad from the Muslim Council of Britain tells us it's a complicated issue. Weymon Bennett from Unite Against Fascism discusses his organisations' role in fighting the EDL and whether the UAF are themselves disorderly on occasion. ** Those accused of murdering Drummer Lee Rigby are of course innocent until proven guilty ** follow us on twitter @hearhearshow and subscribe to our full length podcast on iTunes