LONDON – British Prime Minister Tony Blair (search) proposed several new anti-terror measures on Friday in the wake of July's terror attacks on London's mass transit system. Here are the main points of the new proposals:
— Expanded grounds for deporting foreigners, including fostering hatred, advocating violence to further a person's beliefs or justifying such violence.
— Creating a new crime of condoning or glorifying terrorism.
— Refusing asylum to anyone with terrorism links.
— Expanding the government's powers to strip citizenship from naturalized citizens if they participate in extremism.
— Consider expanding police powers to hold terrorist suspects for three months without charge. The current time limit is 14 days.
— Banning the extremist Islamic group Hizb ut-Tahrir (search).
Source: Associated Press