CNA Staff, Feb 24, 2021 / 08:10 am
An English cardinal called on Wednesday for "unambiguous legislation" to fight "hateful extremism" following a report arguing that gaps in U.K. law allow extremists to operate with impunity.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, said on Feb. 24 that a rise in extremism, particularly on social media, was a matter of "grave concern."
"Extremism is a danger and so we need to work together to ensure there is unambiguous legislation that not only prevents and penalizes those spreading it, but equally protects those who experience it," he said.
The archbishop of Westminster made the comment after the publication of a landmark report by the Commission for Countering Extremism, a government agency created in response to the 2017 Manchester Arena bombing.