These are the podcasts on which we’ve discussed news involving Prevent. They will give you a window on emerging trends, individuals and organisations to watch and – importantly – the know-how to push back.

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Blogging Theology: Dr Layla Aitlhadj on how UK law silences Muslim and pro-Palestinian voices

As a guest of Paul Williams, Dr Layla Aitlhadj speaks about how UK counter-extremism law, in particular the Prevent strategy, is used to silence advocacy for a ceasefire in Palestine.

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The Parental Guidance: ‘Prevented from speaking about ‘LGBTQ+’

Yusuf Patel of the SRE Islam podcast ‘The Parental Guidance’ considers the LGBTQ+ programme and the Prevent strategy, with Dr Laila Aithadj.

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The London Circle: The People’s Review of Prevent and the Shawcross Review

The Shawcross Review and People’s Review of Prevent form the topics of this discussion with Prof. John Holmwood and Dr Layla Aitlhadj.

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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.

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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.

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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 for those targeted.

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Prevent Watch dinner: Dr Layla Aitlhadj on the importance of the People’s Review of Prevent

At the Prevent Watch Annual Update event 2022, Director of Prevent Watch, Dr Layla Aitlhadj, highlighted the importance of the People’s Review of Prevent, especially the wealth of evidence that fed into the review.

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Dr Layla Ailhadj on Prevent and the Conservative government

This podcast features Prevent Watch manager Dr Layla Ailhadj, who introduces Prevent on the Thinking Muslim and cites cases to illustrate why it is a problem not only for Muslims, but also for the UK as a whole. The British Conservative government has gone through crisis after crisis. For the past twelve years, we have witnessed many failed policies, including the lesser known Prevent strategy. Despite all the evidence, the Tory government has pledged tax payers’ money into initiatives like Prevent, which is billed as being a counter-terrorism strategy, but has caused much damage to the government’s relations with Muslims, especially through its use in schools and further education. In this podcast, Thinking Muslim host Muhammad Jalal asks Dr Layla Aitlhadj of Prevent Watch to: help us understand Prevent analyse the broader impacts of the strategy draw on her extensive casework by giving examples of Prevent cases help us visualise […]


Dr Layla speaks with Dilly Hussain about how Prevent can impact Muslim belief and practice

In this eye-opening episode of the Blood Brothers Podcast, Dilly Hussain speaks with the director of advocacy group Prevent Watch, Dr Laila Aitlhadj, about the UK government’s controversial counterterrorism ‘Prevent’ strategy. Topics include what Prevent is supposed to do and what it is actually doing, in particular to young people. The podcast also covers its effect on adults employed in the public services and makes particular mention of why it is incompatible with Islamic values, and its effect on Muslim belief. Source: Blood Brothers #84: Prevent and the UK Government’s targeting of Muslim school children – 5Pillars

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Podcast: Two reviews of Prevent, and the duel to hold the duty to account

Two reviews of Prevent, two views. After years in operation, the government will release an independent review of Prevent – but it has been boycotted by hundreds of organizations. Instead, many participated in a People’s Review of Prevent.


Short Recap: How Prevent expanded to ‘countering extremism’ and what it means

In this short clip that was part of a larger podcast by LowKey, Dr Layla Aitlhadj speaks about how Prevent evolved into countering extremism.

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New York Times podcast trails Trojan Horse Affair mystery letter

Serial Productions and The New York Times presents a 9-part series on the Trojan Horse Affair in which journalist Hamza Syed and reporter Brian Reed, the host of S-Town, follow the strange trail of events that led to the Birmingham ‘Islamist plot’ school hoax.

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Webinar: The Trojan Horse Affair exposed – and why it’s important

This webinar outlines how the Trojan Horse Affair in Birmingham unraveled, and why it is a formative event in the expansion of Prevent, and necessary to understand.