Terrorism 101: Occupy and Student Groups Labeled 'Extremist Threat' by London Police

Once again demonstrating how Western governments and law enforcement are actively working to conflate environmentalists and activists with al Qaeda and other so-called “terrorists,” reports this week revealed that London police are including such domestic, liberal groups in a presentation identifying extremist threats.

The slideshow, obtained by the Guardian following a Freedom of Information request and reported on Sunday, is distributed to nursery and primary school staff to prepare them for a potential attack.

The presentation is part of the city’s Project FAWN operation, described by one internal report (pdf) as a counter terrorism “program of briefings and exercises for childcare and educational facilities…to raise security awareness and guide the efforts of these sites to protect the City’s children and young people.”

Included among the examples of “domestic extremism” are protests by students, animal rights and climate groups. One slide, titled “History in City of Terrorism and Domestic Issues,” even shows an image from the Occupy London protests alongside photographs of the Irish Republican Army and the July 2005 bombing of London by Islamic extremists.

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