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Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond on terror 'apologists'

The foreign secretary has said "apologists" for those who commit acts of terrorism are partly responsible for the violence.

In a speech at the Royal United Services Institute, Philip Hammond said the responsibility for acts of terror rests with those who commit them.

But, he went on, "a huge burden of responsibility also lies with those who act as apologists for them."

Security services have been criticised by some over their handling of Mohammed Emwazi - known as "Jihadi John" - suggesting they played a role in his radicalisation.

  • 10 Mar 2015
  • From the section UK
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