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Fighting PFI’s toxic politics needs a nuanced political response. Past prosecutions didn’t succeed

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Arresting PFI leaders — even banning the group — will achieve little unless the government presents credible evidence of ties to terrorism. Past prosecutions against PFI haven’t succeeded, only gave it a halo of victimhood and more supporters. Fighting its toxic politics needs a nuanced political response, not only the police’s hammer.

Importing homeland hate, like in Leicester, will only strengthen English opposition to immigration

Endless arguments about who cast the first stone in Leicester won’t fix the damage Hindu-Muslim clashes have inflicted on South Asian communities abroad. Importing hatred from the homeland will destroy the hard-won reputation of South Asian immigrants as workers and entrepreneurs. Hindu-Muslim fanaticism will only empower English-nationalist opposition to immigration.

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