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Islamist groups in Britain are undermining the fight against terrorism by peddling "myths" about the government's key anti-radicalisation policy, according to the country's most prominent Muslim lawyer.

Nazir Afzal, a former chief crown prosecutor, warned that an "industry" of Muslim groups was spreading misinformation about the Prevent strategy.

Mr Afzal, who prosecuted the Rochdale sex-grooming gang, also condemned "self-appointed" community leaders whose sole agenda was to present Muslims "as victims and not as those who are potentially becoming radicals".


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