Law reform charity Justice has challenged an attempt to keep Prevent referrals data secret by two of England’s largest police forces – West Midlands and Merseyside.
Thanks to the Gaza conflict, London “is facing the risk of attack”, the MET’s counter-terrorism chief told the Evening Standard, while claiming “a substantial jump” in Prevent referrals ahead of official statistics due for release soon.
Almost immediately last weekend the violence in Israel and Gaza was being played out on UK streets, convulsing historical Israeli-Palestinian tensions.
Speeches that support Hamas at pro-Palestinian rallies in the UK might have glorified terrorism, the government’s independent reviewer of terrorism Jonathan Hall said.
French police used teargas and water cannon to break up a banned pro-Palestinian rally, while President Emmanuel Macron urged the French to remain united.
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The UK government presented its first revision of CONTEST in five years, which highlights that “those convicted of terrorism or a related offence may continue to pose a threat.”
Britain’s counter-terrorism policy is “stuck in past debates” on Islamism and the far right – when young people today have a “DIY ideology” that poses a different radicalisation risk, said experts.
Earlier this month the Counter Extremism Project put on an event to examine how to maintain the momentum of ‘Prevent’, the national counter-radicalisation security strategy.