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On July 20, Prime Minister David Cameron outlined his government's plans to counteract Islamic extremism, which he described as the "struggle of our generation."

In a speech before Ninestiles School, in the city of Birmingham, Cameron articulated a view of the Islamist threat that, just a couple of years ago, few else in British politics would have dared to support.

In a report for BBC Radio 4, the journalist John Ware described Cameron's speech, and the government's proposed counter-extremism measures, as "something no British government has ever done in my lifetime: the launch of a formal strategy to recognize, challenge and root out ideology."


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