Sara Khan has been confirmed as the new Commissioner for Countering Extremism, a role which she will hold for three years. The appointment was confirmed by Amber Rudd, the Home Secretary, and Khan’s role will be to challenge various forms of extremism.
Rudd said in a statement:
“The Commission for Countering Extremism will form a crucial part of this government’s work to stop the scourge of extremism in all its forms and Sara Khan is expertly qualified to lead its important work.
She will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the Commission which will prove vital as it works to identify and challenge extremism and provide independent advice to the government.
Last century we challenged racism by uniting civil society and the state. We have the same ambition to confront extremism. This government will not stand by and allow the menace of extremism to undermine the fundamental, pluralistic values which underpin our society”.