2018-09-14T09:57:56+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Have you heard of Prevent? Stripped back to its bare bones, Prevent is based on a conveyor belt theory. It identifies three stages that lead to acts of terrorism; the first being extremism. This means having staunch unwavering views, a bit like most of the world; those of faith and atheists alike. These extremist views will lead

Thinking Through Prevent Workshop

2018-08-31T12:45:52+00:00 August 31st, 2018|Prevent in the News, Uncategorized|

This event is aimed at anyone who has experienced ethical dilemmas in relation to the PREVENT Strategy. This might be as someone who has been referred under PREVENT, as a teacher, medical professional, academic or anyone else who has come into contact with this controversial strategy. The PREVENT Strategy is a recent concern of many

Pressure on British Muslim parents to counter extremism is damaging

2018-08-17T20:16:02+00:00 August 17th, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Pressure on British Muslim parents to counter extremism in their own families is having a detrimental effect, according to new research by Manchester academic Madeline-Sophie Abbas. Young Muslims have come under intense public scrutiny due to their perceived vulnerability to radicalisation. The Prevent counter-terrorism strategy has placed increased responsibility on parents to police their children,

British Muslims’ fear of Prevent is based on facts not perceptions

2018-08-03T18:43:52+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Prevent in the News|

When Andy Burnham, the Labour mayor of Greater Manchester, commissioned a report into Prevent in the wake of the suicide bombing in Manchester in May 2017, we, the co-founders of Advancing Voices of Women against Islamophobia (AVOW), welcomed it. Burnham had previously criticised Prevent, which is part of the British government's counter-terrorism strategy. We never wanted

Pre-school teachers criticised for failing to spot signs of extremism and radicalisation

2018-08-03T18:41:15+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Prevent in the News|

Staff at a pre-school in Hove have been criticised by government inspectors for failing to spot the early signs of radicalisation in its children aged two to five. Little Ducklings, which was previously given an ‘outstanding’ rating by Ofsted inspectors, has been told it now requires improvement. The new Ofsted report said the nursery ‘must

“Aaron-gate” – Prevent’s latest smearing of legitimate political dissent

2018-08-03T18:37:44+00:00 August 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

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

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