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Prevent doesn’t stop students being radicalised. It just reinforces Islamophobia | Universities | The Guardian

July 18th, 2020|

The UK government has long maintained that radicalisation is a problem in universities and that Prevent, the national counter-terror programme, is an essential means of tackling it. Yet recently the Office for Students reported very little such activity: in 2017-18, only 15 referrals were made by universities to Channel in England (the Prevent [...]

Prevent reinforces stereotypes and leads Muslim students to self-censor: Report | Middle East Eye

July 18th, 2020|

A new study has revealed that the UK government's Prevent counterterrorism strategy has reinforced negative stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and caused students to self-censor their views on campus. According to a study published on Monday by SOAS University of London along with the universities of Lancaster, Durham and Coventry, students who supported Prevent were almost three [...]

Prevent reinforces negative views of Islam and Muslims – new report says – About Manchester

July 18th, 2020|

The UK Government’s counter-terrorism Prevent strategy has reinforced negative stereotypes of Muslims and has encouraged ‘a culture of mutual suspicion and surveillance’ on university campuses, says a new report out today. The UK government has long maintained that radicalisation is a problem in UK universities and that Prevent is an [...]

British counterterrorism bill takes the country further down a dangerous road | Middle East Eye

July 18th, 2020|

Although Britain’s Counterterrorism and Sentencing Bill recently passed its second reading in parliament, there has been little attention paid to the implications of its dangerous proposals. Even more concerning is that it has been pushed through at a time when parliament is not functioning at full capacity due to the coronavirus pandemic and when Prevent - the [...]

People with mental health problems are more likely to be referred to government’s counterterrorism programme | The BMJ

July 18th, 2020|

People with mental health problems are more likely to be reported by the NHS to Prevent, the government’s counterterrorism strategy, a report has found.1Research by health charity Medact found that a disproportionate number of referrals come from mental health trusts or departments, reiterating a 2016 finding published in The BMJ [...]

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 [...]

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