Prevent Watch


As a survivor of 7/7 I support anti-radicalisation, but the Prevent strategy has become toxic

As a survivor of the London tube bombings, how can I not believe in the idea of an anti-radicalisation strategy? However what we currently have, known as Prevent, has failed. On Tuesday, after years of lobbying, the Government succumbed to calls for an independent review of the long divisive strategy. I have worked with Prevent for well over a decade, and I have seen its failures first-hand. Read more


Sajda Mughal: The Home Office doesn’t like critical friends like me

The terror attacks of July 7, 2005, were carried out by four young men from my own Muslim community. I find that shocking and incomprehensible to this day. After I survived the attack, I wanted to understand how and why it had happened. I decided to leave my job in the City and work in my own community. The Prevent strategy is vital in the fight to combat radicalisation, but it is not delivering. It urgently needs to be independently reviewed. Read more