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Prevent has been described as toxic, racist, Islamaphobic and creating a them-and-us culture within society. THE Government has attempted to give the Prevent a veneer of legitimacy by expressing it in the language of ‘safeguarding’.

We believe that PREVENT has failed not only as a strategy but also the very communities it seeks to protect.

  • Children have been the target for Prevent referrals

  • The public sector have become part of the ‘security state’

  • The Muslim community has become the ‘suspect community’

  • Prevent has had a ‘chilling’ effect on open debate and free speech

We at Prevent Watch support people impacted by the Prevent Duty. Since the duty has become legislation we have supported hundreds of cases.


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Academics criticise anti-radicalisation strategy in open letter

360 leading Professors, Academics, professionals in Terrorism and community leaders call for an end on Prevent.

Confidential research used by the government as the basis for identifying radicalisation in the controversial Prevent programme relies on flawed science.

1. The latest addition to the United Kingdom’s counter-terrorism framework comes in the form of the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015 (CTS Act). The CTS Act has placed PREVENT on a statutory footing for public bodies to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism by tackling what is claimed to be ‘extremist ideology’. In practice, this will mean that individuals working within statutory organisations must report individuals suspected of being ‘potential terrorists’ to external bodies for ‘de-radicalisation’.


  1. Karen Armstrong
  2. Professor Marc Sageman
  3. Professor Noam Chomsky Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  4. Professor Humayun Ansari Royal Holloway, University of London
  5. Professor David Miller University of Bath
  6. Professor Arun Kundnani New York University
  7. Professor Tariq Ramadan University of Oxford
  8. Professor Tim Jacoby University of Manchester
  9. Professor John L Esposito Georgetown University
  10. Professor Catarina Kinnvall Lund University
  11. Professor the Baroness Ruth Lister of Burtersett
  12. Professor Andrew Samuels University of Essex
  13. Professor David Whyte University of Liverpool
  14. Professor Richard Jackson University of Otago
  15. Professor Laleh Khalili School of Oriental and African Studies
  16. Professor Adam Gearey Birkbeck College, University of London
  17. Professor Vian Bakir Bangor University
  18. Professor Ruth Blakeley University of Kent
  19. Professor Robert Gleave University of Exeter
  20. Professor Emeritus Philip G Cerny University of Manchester
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Prevent Watch seminar highlights the stigmatisation of Muslim children and parents talked about life after a Prevent referral.

February 2016 | Friends House | London

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