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How taxpayers are still funding the extremists
by Andrew Gilligan
Millions of pounds of taxpayers' money is still being paid to groups linked to Islamist extremism, more than a year after David Cameron vowed to outlaw the practice.
People associated with one "extremist" group whose grant was terminated after the Prime Minister's pledge are now being used to induct new staff into the Government's own Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism (OSCT), the Home Office division responsible for directing Britain's anti-terror efforts. Only last week the same individuals were awarded thousands of pounds of fresh public funding.
Meanwhile, the Civil Service has solicited "fast-stream" recruits for the top ranks in Whitehall from a group which has hosted numerous extremists and terrorist supporters, including the al-Qaeda cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who was linked to a number of international plots before his death last year.
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