LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May is fully focused on tackling extremism, her spokesman said on Thursday, responding to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump telling her to focus on “destructive Radical Islamic Terrorism”.
Asked if May was focused on tackling extremism: her spokesman said: “Yes.”
“The overwhelming majority of Muslims in this country are law-abiding people who abhor extremism in all its forms. The prime minister has been clear … that where Islamist extremism does exist it should be tackled head on. We are working hard to do that both at home and internationally and … with our U.S. partners.”
Reporting by Elizabeth Piper, editing by William James