Contest 2

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This article is part of the Counter-Terrorism Portal project of Spinwatch.

Contest 2 is the revised counterterrorism strategy of the United Kingdom. The first edition of Contest was in force from 2003 till 2009, but in March 2009, the British government revised it and renamed it Contest 2. Contest 2 is very similar to the initial Contest strategy in that its overarching objective remains the same - "to reduce the risk to the United Kingdom and its interests overseas from international terrorism, so that people can go about their lives freely and with confidence".[1]. However it differs on the belief that more priority should be given to the Prevent component to ensure that "vulnerable people" are protected from "radicalisation and recruitment to terrorism".[2]

Contest 2 is also more heavily focused on moderate Muslim led community initiatives and community projects, such as the Preventing Violent Extremism programme led by the Department for Communities and Local Government.[3]

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Notes

  1. Pursue, Prevent, Protect, Prepare: The United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering International Terrorism March 2009, HM Government, p.54, accessed 10.10.09.
  2. Ibid, p.81
  3. Ibid, p.81