This summary is a foundational read for those seeking case-based evidence and academic review of counter-extremism, in the UK or globally.
The People's Review of Prevent
The People’s Review of Prevent is an alternative review to the Government Shawcross Review.
This review provides a voice to the people most impacted by the Prevent Duty.
Prevent is described as ‘safeguarding’ children from harms. However, under Prevent, safeguarding is focused on protecting the wider public from children believed to be ‘risky’, rather than protecting children from harms.
Throughout our report we present case studies that show how real these harms can be and the distress they cause to children and their families and carers.
T report argues that Islamophobia comes in two different types: religious Islamophobia and racial Islamophobia – and each requires a different response.
British media coverage of Muslims and Islam reflects the scale of negative reporting in media in the UK, and offers suggestions for more ethical coverage.
The issue of Islamophobia in Scotland, prompted the CPG on Tackling Islamophobia to organise an inquiry, which resulted in this report.
Secretive ‘Vulnerability Support Hubs’ in the British public health care system was exposed through this report by MedAct, essential for those concerned with the collision between counter-extremism and mental health.
How the Prevent Duty has impacted UK higher education forms the crux of this journal article based on 157 FOI requests to higher education institutions in the UK in 2020.
Of key interest to researchers into the harms of counter-extremism and its self-reinforcement through statistics, this report reveals how ‘false positives’ are embedded in the pre-crime theories driving counter-extremism.
Emerging from the ‘Re/presenting Islam on campus’ project, this 2020 report offered the first cross-sector examination of how Muslims on UK campuses are viewed and treated.
This forward-looking report by the Transnational Institute offers an account of the failures of current counter-terrorism policies, an analysis of the reasons why they fail, and “a progressive alternative”.
This report into child removal is essential reading for those concerned about the Prevent counter-extremism strategy in social care, as well as its impact in the courts and on families.