As Priti Patel quietly expands Prevent, let’s talk about why we should be defunding it instead | The Independent

July 18th, 2020|

With thousands on the streets for Black Lives Matter and increased attention on policing, there was a quiet announcement over the weekend that Priti Patel, the home secretary, was expanding the government’s Prevent programme in its largest shakeup since 2003. Part of the rationale for this appears to be that there is a growth in individuals engaging [...]

False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare | Medact

July 10th, 2020|

False Positives: the Prevent counter-extremism policy in healthcare is a new Medact report, written by Medact Research Manager Dr. Hilary Aked. The report examines the implementation and impacts of the Prevent duty in the NHS, looking at the interaction between the duty and other professional duties. It analyses and gives a [...]

Mental health may be ‘significant factor’ in NHS referrals to Prevent | Prevent strategy | The Guardian

July 10th, 2020|

Mental health appears to be a significant factor behind referrals from the NHS to Prevent, the government’s controversial anti-radicalisation programme, a UK-based medical charity says. In an 18-month study, researchers at Medact found that a significant proportion of NHS referrals to Prevent came from mental health trusts or mental health [...]

Priti Patel defies her critics to expand Prevent anti-terror drive | Daily Mail Online

June 27th, 2020|

The Home Secretary is planning ‘root and branch’ reform of the Government’s controversial deradicalisation programme amid fears that large areas of the country are dangerously unprotected from extremists. In the biggest shake-up of the Prevent strategy since its launch in 2003, Priti Patel has proposed dividing England and Wales into nine regional [...]

Defunding Police Must Include Ending Surveillance of Muslims

June 27th, 2020|

We must defund the Department of Homeland Security’s Countering Violent Extremism programs that target Black Muslim communities. The murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers, the ensuing uprisings, and the work of Black women abolitionists like Mariame Kaba, Ruth Wilson Gilmore, and Angela Davis have sparked a global conversation with demands [...]

Why the UK government should not be allowed to define Islamophobia | Middle East Eye

June 27th, 2020|

A government that enshrines a double standard of suspicion against Islam in its legislation should not be trusted to protect this religion through a legal definition Having spent three years alerting my colleagues to the dangers of the controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, I was disheartened to [...]

Police presence at school ‘criminalises BME students’| Tes

June 27th, 2020|

The presence of police in UK schools could lead black and minority ethnic pupils to feel less safe, teachers have warned. A report published today highlights teachers' concerns that "placing more police in schools acted to criminalise and pathologise students". Concerns over knife crime has led to calls for more police in schools, [...]

British government has spent 200 million pounds on prevent in the last five years | MuslimView

June 27th, 2020|

The British government has spent 200 million pounds on prevent in the past five years according to a minister’s response to a question from Naz Shah MP in parliament last year. Ben Wallace MP who was a minister in the Home Office at the time responded to a question from Naz Shah [...]

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