Just 22 mosques given funding for hate crime security last year #Prevent

2019-07-02T11:11:56+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Distrust of Prevent scheme among reasons cited for lack of uptake of government scheme Widespread distrust of the Home Office’s counter-extremism strategy by British Muslims has been cited as one of the obstacles to mosques using a government scheme to protect places of worship from hate crime, after figures showed just 22 received funding last

Prevent is stopping free speech on campus and demonising Muslims | Nadine El-Enany

2019-07-02T10:53:26+00:00 July 2nd, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Figures confirm that the government’s McCarthyistic counter-terrorism strategy is curtailing progressive dissent, says law lecturer Nadine El-Enany Many staff and students at universities across Britain will have welcomed Liberty’s condemnation of the chilling effect the government’s counter-terrorism strategy is having on free speech on campuses. Recently published figures from the Office for Students showed that more than 2,000 events

Prevent: Government’s counterterrorism programme is ‘single biggest threat’ to free speech at universities, report finds

2019-06-28T16:06:41+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The single biggest threat to free speech on university campuses is the government’s counterterrorism Prevent programme, a report has claimed. Written and published by the Higher Education Policy Institute (Hepi) the papers says that despite “strong rhetoric supporting free speech in universities”, the “current single biggest threat to free speech on UK campuses currently comes

Bradford festival boycott over counter-extremism funding

2019-06-28T15:56:05+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Many writers and activists have withdrawn from the Bradford literature festival (BLF), after it was revealed that the festival received funding from a form of the Government’s Counter-Extremism Strategy, Building a Stronger Britain Together (BSTB). BSTB is a Government programme that provides “funding and support for groups involved in counter-extremism projects in their communities”. [1]

Six pull out of Bradford festival over counter-extremism funding

2019-06-21T16:53:38+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Six writers and activists have pulled out of the Bradford literature festival (BLF) in protest after it emerged it received funding from a government counter-extremism programme. The group withdrew from planned appearances after learning that the 10-day event, which was founded in 2014, has accepted money provided as part of the Home Office’s counter-extremism strategy

‘Jihadi Jack’ parents guilty of funding terrorism

2019-06-21T16:51:13+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The parents of a Muslim convert dubbed "Jihadi Jack" have been found guilty of funding terrorism. John Letts, 58, and Sally Lane, 57, from Oxford, sent their son £223 while he was in Syria despite concerns he had joined the Islamic State group. An Old Bailey jury found the couple not guilty of sending him

Bradford Literature Festival withdrawals: Prioritising principles over promotion

2019-06-21T12:07:47+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Prevent in the News|

Within the past day, a number of scheduled participants for the Bradford Literature Festival have announced their withdrawal from the event, on account of the Festival’s acceptance of counter-extremism funding. These participants include poet Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, organiser Sahar Al Faifi, ex-NUS President Malia Bouattia, activist Lola Olufemi, authors Waithera Sebatindira and Hussein Kesvani – and

Exhibition Navine G. Khan-Dossos: There Is No Alternative

2019-06-21T11:50:12+00:00 June 21st, 2019|Prevent in the News|

The Showroom presents There Is No Alternative, a new commission by UK-born Athens-based artist Navine G. Khan-Dossos. There Is No Alternative is a performative, durational installation combining live painting, a research archive, and a series of workshops, talks, and events open to the public. The project, Khan-Dossos’ first in a UK public institution, features her

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