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By Nikita Malik
IT should come as no surprise the appointment of Sara Khan, a human rights campaigner, as the Counter-Extremism Commissioner has caused a stir among sections of the Muslim community and beyond.
As my colleague Dr Alan Mendoza said yesterday: “The horrified reaction of Islamist extremists, their enablers and fellow travellers demonstrates the Government has made a superb choice.”
The brickbats didn’t just come from the Islamists, but also those who recognise the problem of extremism and share a desire to stamp it out.
One of the critics who yesterday signalled their opposition to Khan’s backing of counter-terrorism strategy Prevent was Labour MP Naz Shah.
Shah, you will remember, is the MP who was suspended by her party in 2016 and had to apologise for posting anti-Semitic social media messages, hardly someone in a position to judge others’ approach to extremism.
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