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Britain's Anti-Terror Rules Spell Out Deportations

Robert Siegel talks with John Prideaux, political correspondent for The Economist magazine, about the deportation rules unveiled by Britain's Home Office Wednesday. Fomenting and glorifying terrorism are among the "unacceptable behaviors" that could lead to deportation. Prideaux talks about the implications the new measures have for human rights.

According to British Home Secretary Charles Clarke's Aug. 24 statement, the new rules cover any foreigner who "uses any means or medium, including:

• writing, producing, publishing or distributing material;

• public speaking including preaching;

• running a website; or

• using a position of responsibility such as teacher, community or youth leader

to express views which:

• foment, justify or glorify terrorist violence in furtherance of particular beliefs;

• seek to provoke others to terrorist acts;

• foment other serious criminal activity or seek to provoke others to serious criminal acts; or

• foster hatred which might lead to inter-community violence in the UK."

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Robert Siegel
Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.