Prevent Watch

There must be space for criticism: Why Sajid Javid’s attack on critics of Prevent is deeply concerning

The debate on the UK’s counterextremism strategy Prevent has been extremely polarised for many years and has left some Muslim communities in this country feeling marginalised and alienated. The Home Secretary’s most recent comments associating critics of Prevent with “extremists” have furthered this polarisation. Jennifer Philippa Eggert explains why Javid’s comments are concerning and which course of action the Home Secretary and his government should instead take.

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