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The Justice Gap: Ministers urged to withdraw Prevent review

The UK government has been called upon by community leaders, academics and more than 200 civil organisations to withdraw a controversial Prevent review.


Middle East Eye: Shawcross Prevent reforms risk ‘slide into authoritarianism’, critics warn

The UK is facing a “slide into dangerous authoritarianism” if the government proceeds with the recommendations of a contentious review of Prevent, critics of the strategy have warned. In a joint letter issued on Tuesday, a coalition of civil society organisations including Amnesty International, Liberty, and a wide range of Muslim community groups called for the withdrawal of the review, which Suella Braverman, the home secretary, has already pledged to implement in full. William Shawcross’s review, published last month after years of delays, called for Prevent to prioritise the threat from Islamist extremism over far-right extremism, and said that confronting Islamist narratives should be a “principal component of Prevent activity”. Shawcross accused some critics of Prevent of themselves being “radicalising influences”, and suggested there was a “concerted campaign… to undermine and delegitimise” the programme. They said: “Despite raising legitimate evidence-based concerns, critics of Prevent have been ignored and smeared. One […]

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The Guardian: Withdraw William Shawcross review of Prevent, ministers urged

Over 200 civil society organisations, community leaders and academics have called on the UK government to withdraw the Prevent review by William Shawcross.

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Expert View: Manchester Arena Inquiry undermines Shawcross report

The Manchester Arena Inquiry undermines the Shawcross’s attempts to shunt Muslim-led civil society groups into the same frame as terrorism.

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RSI statement of concerns about UK data on race in Prevent and Channel referrals

Rights & Security International (RSI) has raised concerns about trends suggested by UK data on race and ethnicity from Prevent and Channel referrals.

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The MJ Exclusive: Baroness Warsi rails against Government’s Prevent overhaul

Baroness Warsi has attacked the government’s proposed reform of Prevent, warning Whitehall risks creating a ‘hierarchy of extremism’ and an ‘unnecessary culture war’.

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5 Pillars: Didsbury Mosque and Manchester Muslims owed an apology by MI5, media and far-right

Manchester resident Shabnam Kulsoom says MI5, the media and Tommy Robinson owe Manchester Muslims an apology, following the exoneration of Didsbury Mosque.

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The Guardian: Manchester Arena bomber ‘radicalised by family and libya conflict’

Within a month of Manchester arena bomber accused Salman Abedi enrolling at Manchester College, he had assaulted a female pupil, reports the Guardian.

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BBC: Didsbury mosque ‘a scapegoat’, says mosque trustee

Chair of trustees at Didsbury Mosque, Fawzi Haffar said the mosque was “being used as a scapegoat” during the Manchester Arena Inquiry, reports the BBC.

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