Islamist extremism 'is a chronic and pernicious' issue in UK

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Counter-extremism chief makes comments as debate continues over Shamima Begum

Islamist extremism is a “chronic and pernicious” issue that has persisted in the UK for decades with hundreds of young Muslims leaving the country to fight for Isis, according to the lead commissioner for countering extremism.

The comments from Sara Khan came as debate continues about whether Shamima Begum, 19, a teenager who travelled to Syria to join Islamic State, should be allowed to return to Britain.

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