Extinction Rebellion could sue police over extremist ideology listing | Environment | The Guardian

2020-01-13T16:11:40+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

Extinction Rebellion is threatening legal action against counter-terrorism police for what it said was the illegal listing of the group as an extremist ideology in a guide designed to help stop terrorist violence. The Guardian revealed on Friday that counter-terrorism police had placed the non-violent protest group on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to

Ex-Prevent chief pans terror list’s inclusion of Extinction Rebellion | UK news | The Guardian

2020-01-13T16:09:30+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

The official scheme to stop people becoming terrorists risks being damaged by scandals such as listing Extinction Rebellion as an extremist ideology, a former senior police chief has said. Sir Peter Fahy, who was head of Prevent from 2010 to 2015, said confidence from communities was vital to its success and legitimacy. He was speaking after the

Terrorism police list Extinction Rebellion as extremist ideology | UK news | The Guardian

2020-01-13T16:08:02+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

Counter-terrorism police placed the non-violent group Extinction Rebellion (XR) on a list of extremist ideologies that should be reported to the authorities running the Prevent programme, which aims to catch those at risk of committing atrocities, the Guardian has learned. The climate emergency campaign group was included in a 12-page guide produced by counter-terrorism police in the south-east

Under Boris Johnson, Islamophobia will reach a sinister new level | Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan | Opinion | The Guardian

2020-01-13T16:06:45+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

Boris Johnson is one of the most openly racist and Islamophobic politicians in recent British history. His own abhorrent statements aside, Johnson leads a party where multiple members have been excluded for Islamophobia, with a number subsequently readmitted. He has also U-turned on the promise to conduct an inquiry into the issue, instead now running a broader inquiry

UK government drops Lord Carlile as Prevent reviewer after legal challenge | Middle East Eye

2020-01-13T16:05:07+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

The UK government has conceded a legal challenge over its appointment of a vocal advocate of the Prevent strategy to review the controversial counter-terrorism policy by withdrawing his appointment. In a letter on Thursday to Rights Watch (UK), a human rights group which Middle East Eye first reported was set to challenge Lord Carlile's appointment in a judicial review,

Lord Carlile removed from Prevent review after legal challenge | Prevent strategy | The Guardian

2020-01-13T16:03:57+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

Lord Carlile QC has been stood down by the government as independent reviewer of the Prevent programme following a legal challenge over his appointment. In a letter to Rights Watch UK, which launched the legal action against the Home Office earlier this year, the government’s legal advisers said they had “full confidence” in his work

Family wins fight to delete child from Met’s anti-radicalisation records | Prevent strategy | The Guardian

2020-01-13T16:02:52+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

A primary school-aged child has had details of their referral to the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation Prevent programme deleted by the Metropolitan police following court action, the Guardian can reveal. Following a settlement that remains confidential, the child will see all relevant records deleted, including from the Prevent case management (PCM) database, the existence of which was

The UK’s “Hateful Extremism” report: more muddled thinking on an already over-crowded pitch | openDemocracy

2020-01-13T16:00:28+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

In October the results of the Extremism Commission’s review of the Extremism Strategy were published. The “Challenging Hateful Extremism” report is critical of the Government’s approach to countering extremism thus far principally due to the expansive way in which “Extremism” is framed and makes the case for a new “Hateful Extremism” definition. I covered my

Tory Islamophobia row: Warsi accuses Hancock of ‘whitesplaining’ | Islamophobia | The Guardian

2020-01-13T15:58:06+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

Sayeeda Warsi has denounced her Conservative party colleague Matt Hancock for “whitesplaining” Islamophobia to her after he suggested “there are others who take a more balanced approach” to the issue. Lady Warsi responded furiously to Hancock, the health secretary, after his comments on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme while addressing the Conservative party’s decision not

Boris Johnson faces backlash after pulling Islamophobia inquiry | PoliticsHome.com

2020-01-13T15:56:48+00:00 January 13th, 2020|Prevent in the News|

Boris Johnson has faced backlash for backtracking on his promise to hold an independent inquiry into Islamophobia in the Tory party. The PM told the BBC there would not be such an inquiry – but instead a "general investigation into prejudice of all kinds". During the Tory leadership contest, he and other candidates agreed if

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