Welcome to Perception Central By William Bowles

29 March 2005

Stop and search figures showed the numbers of Asians targeted by the police has risen by 300% since the introduction of ‘anti-terror’ laws.

The threat is most likely to come from those people associated with an extreme form of Islam, or who are falsely hiding behind Islam.

If a threat is from a particular place then our action is going to be targeted at that area.

It means that some of our counter-terrorism powers will be disproportionately experienced by the Muslim community.

It was a reality that should be recognized. – Home Office minister Hazel Blears

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