Do universities do enough to tackle extremism on campus?


Home Secretary Theresa May has criticised universities for being "complacent" about Islamic extremism. She says the issue is not being taken seriously enough.

It comes ahead of the publication of the government's revised Prevent counter-terrorism strategy on Tuesday.

The vice chancellors' body rejected the criticism, saying universities were working with the police and security services.

BBC Radio 5 live reporter Phil Mackie went to the University of Birmingham where he spoke to Dr Chris Allen, a lecturer at the university who is an expert in Islamic extremism, and Arshad Ishakjee, a postgraduate who is studying disaffected Islamic youth as well as the Prevent strategy.

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