Richard Kemp
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Muslims 'could do more to monitor' terror threats

The hacking to death of a British soldier on a London street last week has raised new questions about the best way to counter extremist Islamist violence.

Col Richard Kemp, a former commander of British forces in Afghanistan with extensive intelligence experience, tells HARDtalk the UK's Muslim community should "go even further" in monitoring their community to help prevent such attacks.

He says he does not want the UK to become more of a surveillance state but adds: "Unfortunately, I think it's something we need".

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Wednesday 29 May at 1430 GMT and 2030 GMT and on the BBC News Channel on Thursday 30 May at 0030 GMT. You can listen to the interview from 0400 GMT on Thursday 30 May on the BBC World Service.

Watch more clips at HARDtalk's website.

  • 29 May 2013