Half Of Terror Arrests Are White For First Time Amid Rise In Far-Right Extremist Threat (The Telegraph-UK via Counter Extremism Project)

Sept. 6, 2019

The Telegraph: Half Of Terror Arrests Are White For First Time Amid Rise In Far-Right Extremist Threat

“Almost half of the suspected terrorists arrested last year were white amid an increasing threat from right-wing extremism. Home Office figures showed the number of white ethnics arrested for terrorist activity was 118, compared with 92 of those with an Asian ethnic appearance. The proportion of whites rose to 45 per cent of all terrorist-related arrests for the year ending June 2019, up from 38 per cent in the previous year. The proportion of Asians fell below 35 per cent. Experts said some of the white suspects would be Muslim converts though the majority would be far right extremists with the increased number also reflecting counter-terror commanders’ growing focus on the threat.”

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