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 essential means of tackling it. The report reveals that students who agree with the government line are more likely to express negative views about Islam and Muslims.

The research shows, for example, that students who see radicalisation as a problem on campus are four times more likely to believe that Muslims have not made a valuable contribution to British life.

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