Aylesbury’s MP David Lidington believes the reputation of the town has not suffered in the wake of intense of media speculation surrounding terror suspect Samantha Lewthwaite.
Lewthwaite, 29, is wanted by Interpol on charges of being in possession of explosives and conspiracy to commit a felony dating back to December 2011.
She has also been linked to the terror attack on the Westgate Shopping Centre in Nairobi earlier this month.
Speaking from Brussels the Europe Minister said: “This is not characteristic of the town.
“We need to get this in perspective.
“At the moment there is no evidence that she was involved in the atrocity at the Westgate Shopping Centre.
“The Kenyans want to question her in relation to events two years ago.
“The Kenyans are obviously the lead in investigating the attack in Nairobi.
“So far they have not given the British authorities any evidence that Samantha Lewthwaite was involved.
“Anybody who knows Aylesbury knows it is a place where community relations are very good.
“Some of the most vehement condemnations against the recent attacks have come from the Muslim community.
“I have seen nothing in my inbox or conversations with people that suggests the allegations against this woman are harming the reputation of the town.”
Mr Lidington said there is a serious question for the whole of the UK about how to prevent and disrupt extremist terrorist networks.
He said: “There are challenges but I’ve not met anybody who believes there is a worse problem in Aylesbury than anywhere else.”