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Call to Boycott the Shawcross Review of Prevent

BOYCOTT THE SHAWCROSS REIVEW OF PREVENT Launch Date: 12 Noon, Wednesday, 17 March 2021 We, the undersigned, pledge to boycott the government’s Review into the Prevent policy. We boycott the Review because its new chair, William Shawcross, has a long and proven track record of Islamophobia and support for the most extreme measures to have been justified in the War on Terror, including forms of torture. William Shawcross has: ● said in 2012, “Europe and Islam is one of the greatest, most terrifying problems of our future. I think all European countries have vastly, very quickly growing Islamic populations.”● overseen a huge increase in statutory investigations carried out on Muslim charities, 38% of the total in his first year of chairing the Charity Commission.● defended torture as a “natural response” to terrorism, and the detention camp at Guantanamo. We boycott the Review because its new remit, as has been reported, […]

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Just 22 mosques given funding for hate crime security last year #Prevent

Distrust of Prevent scheme among reasons cited for lack of uptake of government scheme Widespread distrust of the Home Office’s counter-extremism strategy by British Muslims has been cited as one of the obstacles to mosques using a government scheme to protect places of worship from hate crime, after figures showed just 22 received funding last year. Source: Just 22 mosques given funding for hate crime security last year

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Prevent is stopping free speech on campus and demonising Muslims | Nadine El-Enany

Figures confirm that the government’s McCarthyistic counter-terrorism strategy is curtailing progressive dissent, says law lecturer Nadine El-Enany Many staff and students at universities across Britain will have welcomed Liberty’s condemnation of the chilling effect the government’s counter-terrorism strategy is having on free speech on campuses. Recently published figures from the Office for Students showed that more than 2,000 events across Britain’s 300 or so higher education institutions have been affected by Prevent.   Source: Prevent is stopping free speech on campus and demonising Muslims | Nadine El-Enany