More than 450 Muslim civil society organisations and 100 leading figures have pledged to boycott the government’s review of the Prevent counter-extremism policy which will be led by the controversial William Shawcross.

The coalition represents a broad cross section of Muslim civic society across the UK, including over 30 national and 10 regional organisations, 100 leading religious scholars, academics, community organisers and allies. Signatories also include some organisations which are currently in receipt of Prevent funding.

However, the Muslim Council of Britain, which says it is Britain’s largest Muslim umbrella organisation, did not sign the letter.

Source: Historic Muslim coalition boycotts Prevent review – 5Pillars