Sara Khan to speak in UAE alongside Trump envoy who ‘lobbied for Tommy Robinson’ #Religion

2018-12-07T20:43:46+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

The UK's commissioner for countering extremism is scheduled to deliver a keynote speech at a conference in the United Arab Emirates alongside a Trump administration official who is reported to have lobbied on behalf of British anti-Muslim activist Tommy Robinson. Sara Khan, whose appointment to the newly created Home Office role was widely criticisedearlier this year,

The new Islamophobia definition deals with symptoms not causes

2018-12-07T20:41:12+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Jahangir Mohammed of the Centre For Muslim Affairs argues that a proposed new definition of Islamophobia which was heavily promoted last week by a parliamentary group, and backed by certain Muslim organisations, is flawed and has ultimately been decided by non-Muslims. Last week the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on British Muslims, published its report“Islamophobia Defined: A report

Index on Censorship report on free speech on campuses erases the Muslim experience

2018-12-07T20:38:04+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

The Index on Censorship report into freedom of expression at universities ignores the experience of Muslims, who are facing the brunt of institutional policies to quell their right to free speech, in what amounts to a total erasure of their voice and experiences on campuses. The report arrives at some agreeable conclusions, and takes into consideration the

Questionnaire: The Education Sector & Government Policies

2018-12-07T20:34:02+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

This questionnaire is part of a doctoral research project by Max Weedon at the University of the West of England, Bristol.  Full details about this project can be found on the information sheet attached to this survey here. The aim of this questionnaire is to find out more about the views of education professionals regarding the effects of two UK government policies:

Government’s counterterrorism is limiting texts and topics students can access, experts say

2018-12-07T20:31:23+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

A counterterrorism strategy has created a “culture of fear” across UK universitieswhere freedom of expression and open debate is being stifled, experts and campaigners warn. The government’s Prevent duty, which requires institutions to “have due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism”, is having a “chilling effect” on free speech on campus, critics

Prevent critics ‘on side of extremists,’ says home secretary Sajid Javid

2018-12-07T20:24:58+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Sajid Javidhas attacked some critics of the government’s Prevent anti-terror scheme for being “on the side of the extremists.” The Home Secretary warned there were organisations putting out propaganda and false information to turn people away from Prevent, which aims to combat radicalisation that might lead people into terrorism. "There are organisations out there that are trying

Discussions around the definitions of Islamophobia skirt the real issues we need to address

2018-12-07T20:21:19+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

London – CAGE is wary of attempts to define Islamophobia that stop short of facing up to the real issues. Discussions around defining Islamophobia have so far failed to acknowledge the significant role of policies like PREVENT and Schedule 7 which are primarily targeted at Muslims and have resulted in institutionalised Islamophobia – and the crucial need

Was the Jewish-Muslim ‘chicken soup challenge’ cooked up by UK’s Home Office? #Religion

2018-12-07T20:17:00+00:00 December 7th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Last Sunday, the East London Mosque hosted an event called "Chicken Soup Challenge", in which members of Jewish and Muslim community groups came together to cook chicken soup for the homeless. Jews and Muslims from youth groups, mosques and synagogues attempted to cook a thousand portions of the traditional Jewish dish as part of a

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