UK: Prevent review ‘will go ahead’ following concerns by rights groups | Middle East Eye

Conservative party pledges to review counter-terrorism strategy facing renewed criticism from Muslim community

The British government said it will continue its review of the controversial Prevent strategy amid concerns by rights groups that the Conservative Party was planning to scrap its report into the counter-terrorism scheme.

Prevent is a strand of the British government’s counter-terrorism strategy that aims at stopping people from becoming terrorists.

Since it was set up in 2006, it has faced renewed criticism that it discriminates against Muslims, stifles free speech in schools and universities and amounts to a mass surveillance programme.

 

Source: UK: Prevent review ‘will go ahead’ following concerns by rights groups | Middle East Eye