Statement from Mayor Biggs: Government’s Anti-Terror Strategy Announcement‏

“We all want to live in a society free from the threat of violence, terrorism and brain washing, especially where young people are concerned. But it is imperative that we preserve our values of freedom of speech and thought, fairness and justice.

“Our public institutions – our schools, our colleges, our local government institutions – are keystones in providing education and services to all our population. If people in these public bodies have done wrong, are committing crimes or are planning to do so, we should have the courage to tackle them and stand up for what we believe in.

“But some of the things the Government is proposing go further than that and can be seen as taking us down the path of McCarthy-like witch hunts. We cannot have judgements being made about people on the basis of their ethnic background, the colour of their skin or their religion.”

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