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Middle East Eye: How could UK counter-extremism policy be reshaped by a Labour government?

If opinion polls are correct and the opposition Labour party sweeps to victory in this year's election, it could mean significant changes to UK counter-extremism policy. Imran Moolla considers how a Labour government might change the policy...

FE Week: Home Office data show Prevent referrals in higher education are at “record high” – why?

While Home Office Prevent data on referrals from further education (FE) are rare when the hundreds of thousands of students taught by colleges and training providers are considered, it does show that referrals are on the rise. Anviksha...

Podcast: Why have Islamic societies in the UK adopted a quietist approach to Gaza?

Dr. Ayo Khalil, medical doctor and community worker who served as a visiting professor at FOSIS in 2020, asks whether student Islamic societies in the UK have adopted a quietist approach to Gaza, in this Thinking Muslim podcast...

Latest Podcast

LIVE: The launch of the PRoP’s Response to the Shawcross Review

Dr Layla Aitlhadj and Prof. John Holmwood introduce the second report from the People's Review of Prevent (PRoP): A Response to the Shawcross Review of Prevent...

Thinking Muslim: Is the government trying to use its Prevent strategy to outlaw Islam?

In this interview, Dr Layla Aitlhadj speaks about the latest review of Prevent by William Shawcross, and the implications of the policy now and possibly in the future for the UK...

The Big Picture: How Prevent criminalises Muslims

Here Dr Layla Aitlhadj speaks to Mohamed Hassan of the Middle East Eye's The Big Picture podcast about how Prevent criminalises Muslims, especially about the opaque nature of the strategy and how difficult it is to challenge and interrogate...

Latest Expert Views

A sly move to sanction groups: What the ‘new definition of extremism’ means

Is the UK going to define and ban proscribed groups? Here's what distinguishes the latest definition of extremism...

Prevent is political: No ‘new definition of extremism’, only a war on ideas

The current media flurry around a ‘new definition of extremism’ is misplaced; there is not, in fact, a new definition, but the political manifestation of a recommendation about the implementation of Prevent by Shawcross...

Centering Prevent as a governance mechanism: Behind Rishi Sunak’s ‘mob rule’ extremism claims

Rishi Sunak’s call to ‘double-down’ on Prevent has generated a lot of media headlines about ‘new’ definitions of extremism, but it's important to know that there are no new definitions offered at all...

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