Britain set out a new strategy to tackle home-grown Islamist militancy on Tuesday after condemning the previous counter-terrorism programme as an expensive failure.

The revamped version of Prevent will disburse less money to Muslim groups, scrutinise the values such recipients espouse, and focus more closely on potential forums for radicalisation like prisons, universities and the Internet.

Unveiling the plan in parliament, Home Secretary Theresa May said the strategy set up by the then-Labour government in 2007 had been flawed, with funds reaching "the very extremist organisations that Prevent should have been confronting".

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