Ministers aim to extend legally binding deadline on Prevent review | UK news | The Guardian

May 8th, 2020|

Review is due to report to parliament by August but is only now recruiting a new chair. The government will attempt to push back a legally binding deadline for the completion of an independent review of Prevent, the programme that aims to stop people becoming terrorists, the Guardian understands. Communities, [...]

Children under 6 referred to extremism programme | News | The Times

May 4th, 2020|

Hundreds of children under the age of six have been referred to the government’s counter-extremism scheme, The Times has learnt. There were 532 referrals to Prevent of children under the age of six between April 2015 and April 2018, while a further 1,181 aged between six and nine were referred during the [...]

Recruitment for Independent Reviewer of Prevent launched – GOV.UK

May 4th, 2020|

The government has launched the recruitment process for the Independent Reviewer of the Prevent programme. The Independent Review of Prevent will look at the effectiveness of the government’s strategy to protect vulnerable people from being drawn into terrorism. It will also make recommendations for the future. Source: Recruitment for Independent [...]

Muslims scared of going to therapy in case they’re linked to terrorism | Metro News

May 4th, 2020|

'I wasn't sure if I could trust my therapist 100%.' ‘I feel I had to self-censor. And that’s not the point of therapy. It’s meant to be a place where you’re open to getting to the root of your problems’. 27-year-old Ahmed has had 13 cognitive behavioural therapy sessions, but [...]

Met police concedes forcing woman to remove hijab at airport was wrong | Law | The Guardian

May 4th, 2020|

Critics say female Muslim travellers have been targeted. An out-of-court settlement suggests they are right Police have admitted that forcing Muslim women to remove their headscarves at UK airports could be unlawful, a practice likened by one victim to being made “to remove her top”. In an out-of-court settlement, the [...]

Prevent: Think tank under fire for publishing “ludicrous” and “deceptive” report about Muslim opinions – Islam21c

May 4th, 2020|

Crest Advisory have come under widespread criticism from academics and activists alike after it published a “ludicrous” report just a few days before a UN expert stated that the toxic Prevent strategy violates human rights. Earlier this week, a so-called ‘criminal justice’ think tank, Crest Advisory, came under widespread criticism [...]

Trevor Phillips doesn’t understand Islamophobia | Sayeeda Warsi | Opinion | The Guardian

May 4th, 2020|

The former equalities commission chief should not be surprised that his claims about Muslims have come under scrutiny, says Conservative peer Sayeeda Warsi News of Trevor Phillips’ suspension from the Labour party over allegations of Islamophobia has once again highlighted how the debate on racism is far removed from the lives of [...]

Police referred own staff to counter-terrorism scheme | UK news | The Guardian

May 4th, 2020|

Two police forces referred members of their own staff to a government programme designed to steer vulnerable individuals away from committing acts of terrorism, inspectors have revealed. The revelation comes after a 21-year-old frontline Metropolitan police officer was arrested on suspicion of being a member of a banned rightwing terror group. “Insider” [...]

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