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If you thought that Contest 2 was fun, just wait for Contest 3

Members of the public will be encouraged to confront people who "threaten democracy" while more shop and hotel managers will be trained to deal with terrorist threats, as part of the government's new anti-terrorism strategy to be launched today.


Contest 2, billed by ministers as the most comprehensive approach to tackling terrorism by any government in the world, will also outline the continuing threat from al-Qaida-inspired groups as well as putting renewed emphasis on the extreme risks from chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear weapons.


Speaking ahead of the launch, the home secretary, Jacqui Smith, said that there would be a greater emphasis on tackling terrorism through "civil challenge". She told Radio 4's Today programme: "Where people may not have broken the law but nevertheless act in a way that undermines our belief in this country, in democracy, in human rights, in tolerance, and free speech, there should be a challenge made to them, not through the law but through a civil challenge." She added: "We should argue back, we should make clear that those things are unacceptable. And I think that the vast majority of communities from all different religious and other backgrounds support those shared values and want to make that challenge." Smith denied that the move represented a switch in strategy but added: "It's tougher in defending the values that we share, values that terrorists seek to undermine when they attack us."


Εξήντα χιλιάδες Βρετανοί πολίτες εκπαιδεύονται από την MI5 ώστε να μπορούν να εντοπίσουν τρομοκράτες και να προλάβουν ξαφνικές επιθέσεις, όπως δήλωσε ο Βρετανός πρωθυπουργός Γκόρντον Μπράουν.


Σε άρθρο του σε κυριακάτικη εφημερίδα, ο Βρετανός πρωθυπουργός δήλωσε ότι οι πολίτες δεν θα πρέπει να έχουν καμία ψευδαίσθηση ότι η μεγαλύτερη απειλή της χώρας είναι οι "δολοφόνοι πράκτορες του μίσους" οι οποίοι εργάζονται για λογαριασμό της Αλ Κάιντα. Για το λόγο αυτό, έχει τεθεί σε εφαρμογή ένα πρόγραμμα εκπαίδευσης 60.000 Βρετανών, για τη δημιουργία ενός δικτύου πολιτών για τον εντοπισμό τρομοκρατών. Το πρόγραμμα εντάσσεται στο πλαίσιο μιας νέας σειράς αντιτρομοκρατικών μέτρων, με τίτλο “Contest Two” και ετήσιο κόστος 3,5 δις λίρες ετησίως.


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