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Anti-extremism charity sees funding cut in UK

Government cuts funding to successful charity that works with youngsters to get away from violent acts.

Last Modified: 30 May 2013 00:41
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One of the two Woolwich murder suspects, who killed British soldier Lee Rigby a week ago, attended meetings held by a banned group called al-Muhajiroun, which is linked to promoting terrorism.

Since the killing, the government has announced a new taskforce to stop young Muslims being persuaded to carry out violent acts.

But one highly successful charity told Al Jazeera that its own programme to get a hold of young muslims before groups like al-Muhajiroun does, has been the victim of financial cutbacks from the government.

Al Jazeera's Laurence Lee reports from London.

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