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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Prevent described as ‘toxic brand’ during Council meeting


Prevent was described as a “toxic brand” at a heated Council meeting this week, where councillors said more focus needed to be placed on right wing terrorism.

Councillors said there was a perception among many that counter terrorism scheme was an anti-Muslim programme, and this made it difficult to have important conversations about extremism with some communities in the city.

During the Bradford West Area Committee, one councillor claimed there needed to be a greater focus on far right radicalisation – pointing out that the gun that killed Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox had come from Bradford, but no one had ever been arrested over this.

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