Dr Layla Ailhadj on Prevent and the Conservative government

This podcast features Prevent Watch manager Dr Layla Ailhadj, who introduces Prevent on the Thinking Muslim and cites cases to illustrate why it is a problem not only for Muslims, but also for the UK as a whole.

The British Conservative government has gone through crisis after crisis. For the past twelve years, we have witnessed many failed policies, including the lesser known Prevent strategy.

Despite all the evidence, the Tory government has pledged tax payers’ money into initiatives like Prevent, which is billed as being a counter-terrorism strategy, but has caused much damage to the government’s relations with Muslims, especially through its use in schools and further education.

In this podcast, Thinking Muslim host Muhammad Jalal asks Dr Layla Aitlhadj of Prevent Watch to: 

  • help us understand Prevent
  • analyse the broader impacts of the strategy
  • draw on her extensive casework by giving examples of Prevent cases
  • help us visualise why Prevent is toxic.

Dr Layla Aitlhadj has been following the trail of mayhem caused by Prevent and has for years held the government to account through Prevent Watch.

Her most recent contribution as co-author of the People’s Review of Prevent drew support from over a dozen human rights NGOs, including Amnesty International and the UN rapporteur on protecting freedoms.


Live: The launch of the People’s Review of Prevent

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