Luton Borough Council’s Deputy Executive Leader, Liberal Democrat Councillor Qurban Hussain, was quoted in today’s Guardian newspaper.
He was commenting on people’s scepticism towards the actions of the Government in combatting the threat of domestic terrorism.
He says; “People are definitely sceptical. They are not sure whether these claims are just to clamp down on British Muslims. Is it scaremongering tactics by the government or another reason to harass more innocent people?
“It’s a perception held by a lot of my constituents of all backgrounds. When you look back on the WMD, the information was wrong. Then we have the case of Jean Charles de Menezes. We picked up the wrong person altogether. Then the raid in Forest Gate in which a man was shot. There are so many cases people can refer to. It makes them feel they cannot trust the government.”