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Making a Muslim Coalition | Yahya Birt on Unscripted #79

On this week’s episode of the Unscripted podcast, Salman speaks to someone behind the largest British Muslim coalition in decades.

Yahya Birt joins us to speak about unifying Muslims, the current boycott of the Prevent review, how to effectively and compassionately resist Prevent, mending community fissures from the 90s, and his love of Marvel comics.


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About Yahya Birt

Yahya Birt has been involved in Muslim community activism since the early 1990s and has volunteered or worked with a number of Muslim community organisations over the years including the City Circle, serving as its Director and as Trustee, the Forum Against Islamophobia and Racism, and the Islamic Foundation. Since 2000, he has written for both the Muslim press and the national press on British Muslim affairs. Since 2001, he has been involved in policy work relating to issues like Islamophobia and radicalisation. He has been part of a number of government consultations on Muslim community affairs, including as a member of the Preventing Extremism Together taskforce in 2005.

One comment

  1. It would be good if there was a Pro Prevent speaker also invited for a balanced and constructive debate.

    I understand that the Crest Survey conducted by ComRes found that majorities of British Muslims trust the police, are concerned about Islamist extremism, support the aims of the Prevent.


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