This case log details what came to be known as ‘The Quran Case’, when an 8-year-old Muslim boy was asked by counter-terrorism officers under Prevent to recite verses from the Qur’an.
A four-year-old boy’s referral to Prevent after talking about Fortnite, a popular video game, at his after-school club has prompted fresh calls to abolish the controversial scheme. The boy, who is from the West Midlands and is a Muslim, was referred to Prevent in September 2019 after saying that his father had “guns and bombs in his shed”. However, transcripts of a conversation with a club worker reveal that the reference to weaponry was linked to Fortnite. The child’s mother believes that if her boy were white and not a Muslim he wouldn’t have been considered at risk of radicalisation. In the first (anonymous) interview from a parent of an under-six referred to Prevent, she described her upset at police turning up at the family home at 10.30pm. “It could have gone really wrong. I worry armed police could have come to my house and, you know, arrested the parents, […]
When a 16-year-old returns from umrah, Prevent officers question him at school, including asking him to ‘research Dawah Man’ and so they can ‘know more’ about him.
This is the case of QS, a six-year-old referred to Prevent for a comment he first heard on the ‘Horrible Histories’ TV series.
SJ is a 19-year-old college student who was reported to Prevent by his College after he changed the way he dressed and voiced valid and legal opinions.
A 10-year-old girl is referred to Prevent by her school after she starts wearing the headscarf and for legal statements of belief made in religious studies.
In what became known as the ‘fire alarm case’, a 16-year-old Muslim boy is referred to Prevent for a sarcastic comment he made during a fire alarm.
Seventeen-year-old AC was referred to Prevent after a class discussion about the Nice attack, where he said that the attack was bad, but that racism and social deprivation might be root causes.
When an 11-year-old objects to a video shown under the topic of multiculturalism in her religious studies class, her concerns are ignored.
In what became known as ‘the t-shirt case’, an eight-year-old was referred to Prevent and social services for wearing a t-shirt in year 4 on a school outing.