The industry of preventing extremism – and the Radicalisation Awareness Network | openDemocracy

2019-11-06T09:51:29+00:00 November 6th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Is the prevention industry part of the problem rather than of the solution? Floods of funds and political investment in so-called radicalisation issues may have created more money making, career planning, attention seeking and power struggling than anything else. The implementation of Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE) programs shows the kind of selfishness, opportunism, elitism and

Legal challenge launched against government over ‘whitewash’ review of counter-extremism programme | The Independent

2019-10-28T19:30:08+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

A legal battle has been launched against the government over a review of its Prevent counter-extremism strategy, with allegations it will be a “whitewash”, The Independent can reveal.Campaigners are challenging the appointment of Lord Carlile as the independent reviewer, after he called the probe “completely unnecessary” and claimed it was based on a “complete lack of evidence”.They

Vogue and female empowerment: The ‘glam-washing’ of counter-extremism | Middle East Eye

2019-10-28T19:17:42+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Vogue magazine is famed for its pursuit of luxury, runway models, celebrity endorsement and generally lending its column inches to all things vanity.  So it came to my surprise when I stumbled across an article online at British Vogue with the headline “The Women At The Forefront Of The Fight Against Extremism” written by journalist

Muslim academics criticise Extremism Commission after their studies are “censored” – 5Pillars

2019-10-28T19:16:03+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

A Muslim academic has accused the Commission for Countering Extremism of censorship after his academic paper wasn’t published as part of a high-profile extremism report released earlier this week. Sadek Hamid told 5Pillars that he feels as though the Commission, headed by the controversial Sara Khan, has censored him and that his study’s omission is

Brexit crisis: How Britain’s political leaders embraced extremism | Middle East Eye

2019-10-28T19:14:21+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

CAGE used to get called extremist by British parliamentarians. Now, they’re hurling the term at each other When I came up with the portmanteau "Brextremist" - for British politicians who hold extreme views on exiting the European Union - I thought it was original. I was wrong. The term was first coined by Chuka Umunna MP in

Third of Britons believe Islam threatens British way of life, says report | World news | The Guardian

2019-10-28T19:10:48+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Anti-Muslim prejudice replacing immigration as key driver of far-right growth More than a third of people in the UK believe that Islam is a threat to the British way of life, according to a report by the anti-fascist group Hope not Hate. The organisation’s annual “State of Hate” report, which will be launched on Monday, argues that

Reforming the Prevent strategy won’t work. It must be abolished | Ilyas Nagdee | Opinion | The Guardian

2019-10-28T19:08:45+00:00 October 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

A secret counter-terror database? I’ve experienced the Prevent programme firsthand – so nothing surprises me, says former NUS officer Ilyas Nagdee The first-year law student too afraid to pick human rights law as a module at university. The student officer told to hand over a list of members of the Islamic society. One thing binds

The Government’s Prevent database doesn’t keep us safe, it’s control | Metro News

2019-10-08T21:26:17+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Ministers and the police must do the right thing and tell people if they are on this database, what information is stored and how this is or will be used. The human rights group, Liberty, has just revealed that the Government is operating a secret database of every referral ever made to the anti-radicalisation programme,

Liberty: Secret Prevent database destroys teacher-pupil trust

2019-10-08T21:24:11+00:00 October 8th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Human rights charity warns of consequences for schools after FOIs reveal national police database of Prevent referrals A human rights charity has warned of a potential breakdown in trust between teachers and pupils after details emerged of a “secret” police database containing information gathered by school staff. Freedom of information requests by Liberty revealed the

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