The Manchester Arena Inquiry undermines the Shawcross’s attempts to shunt Muslim-led civil society groups into the same frame as terrorism.
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.
Manchester resident Shabnam Kulsoom says MI5, the media and Tommy Robinson owe Manchester Muslims an apology, following the exoneration of Didsbury Mosque.
Within a month of Manchester arena bomber accused Salman Abedi enrolling at Manchester College, he had assaulted a female pupil, reports the Guardian.
Chair of trustees at Didsbury Mosque, Fawzi Haffar said the mosque was “being used as a scapegoat” during the Manchester Arena Inquiry, reports the BBC.
A solicitor in the Manchester arena bombing enquiry said that it’s “extraordinary” that the government had said it would be “inaccurate and inappropriate” to link a
We’re told that the independent review of Prevent led by William Shawcross is due soon, so here are a few important reminders.
An excerpt from the People’s Review of Prevent, on the Prevent strategy and children’s rights, data collection, bogus claims of ‘success’ and why Prevent must be
A report on tackling ‘hateful extremism’ commissioned in the aftermath of the Manchester Arena attack has been caught up in a barrage of criticism entirely of its authors’ own making, after smearing anti-fracking campaigners and then admitting it made a “dreadful error”. The report, A Shared Future [, 1.2Mb] by the Greater Manchester Preventing Hateful Extremism and Promoting Social Cohesion Commission, included a case study of a 14 year old boy, “Aaron”, who it alleged ‘groomed’ by anti-fracking campaigners and therefore referred by his school to the Prevent “deradicalisation” programme, Channel, due to “concerns about his extreme beliefs in relation to the environment, specifically issues around fracking”. Read more
A “perpetuating cycle of lack of information” about a Government counter-terrorism strategy has led to “genuine fears” of persecution among Greater Manchester Muslims, a report has found. Although Prevent was “working well” in the region, a commission set up in the wake of last May’s Manchester Arena suicide bombing which killed 22 people said it was not getting its message across to communities where “high levels of distrust and suspicion of statutory agencies continues to exist”. Read more
Muslims ‘genuinely fear’ being persecuted by Prevent due to lack of official information, report warns
Muslims “genuinely fear” being persecuted by the government’s controversial counterextremism strategy because of the lack of official information, a report has warned. Research commissioned in Manchester following last year’s bombing found that although Prevent does good work tackling all forms of radicalisation, poor communication has caused a “dangerous perpetuating cycle of fear” and made people less willing to engage with the voluntary scheme. Read more