Tag: COUNTER-TERRORISM

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CAGE Director charged under Schedule 7, Terrorism Act. What does this mean for British Muslims?

Brother Muhammad Rabbani, International Director of advocacy group CAGE UK has been charged after heroically refusing to disclose his password under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act. He was released on bail and is set to appear at Westminster Magistrates Court on the 20th June 2017. CAGE are an advocacy organisation whose stated

Is “Radicalisation” Real? | Islam21c Big Discussion

The Muslim community has been diagnosed with the problem of “radicalisation” by those outside of it, with David Cameron calling it “the greatest struggle of our generation.” But is it real?

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Innocent until proven Muslim?

'Innocent until proven guilty', is the principle known as the presumption of innocence.  It is the principle that assumes innocence putting the burden of proof on the accuser.  This principle applies in most countries now, thankfully, including the UK, and was enshrined as a basic human right under article 11 of the

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“The main reason we have Islamophobia is the Counter Terrorism apparatus”

The Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) has recently published lectures from its most recent Islamophobia conference, including the following remarks by Professor David Miller. https://youtu.be/kfskI5IXgDI He begins with the bold statement, “The main reason we have Islamophobia is the counterterrorism apparatus. It is not because we have racists in the

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Summary of Our Legal Case Against Prevent

What follows is a summary and some reflections from the four-day hearing at the High Court for the judicial review into the UK Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It was a great educational experience for me personally, after which I am genuinely optimistic and happy—by the Grace of Allah. There were many

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Who is an ‘Extremist’? Landmark case against UK Gov in High Court THIS WEEK

To contact Dr Salman Butt for interviews or further information please email [email protected] The Government’s entire counter-extremism strategy is to be challenged in the courts for the first time this week In this Judicial review case the Court has found that there is an arguable case on behalf of Dr

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Common Sense Prevails: MPs agree with Sh Haitham on ‘Political Islam’

In September this year, newly elected Chairman of the UK Foreign Affairs Committee (FAC), Crispin Blunt, ordered an inquiry into the Government’s handling of Political Islam and the Muslim Brotherhood. To the chagrin of many in the Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO), the results of the enquiry­—published in November—were damning

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Islam21c feature on BBC Radio 4 on Terrorism, Extremism and the Law

https://soundcloud.com/islam21c/dr-salman-butt-on-bbc-radio-4-on-terrorism-extremism-and-the-law Islam21c Chief Editor Dr Salman Butt was part of BBC Radio 4’s programme, Law in Action, speaking about the mounting community pressure against the government’s counter-terrorism and counter-‘extremism’ strategy. Also on the programme was the architect of Prevent, former GCHQ director Sir David Omand criticising what Prevent has become,

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PREVENT: Reform or Reject

PREVENT is dying. We have reached a stage where there is widespread agreement that there are systemic problems with PREVENT. Its decline is to the extent that beneficiaries and proponents of the strategy acknowledge the need to change it. It has taken us as a society almost ten years to

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Exclusive Interview on ‘PREVENT’s secret “Science” of Pre-Crime’

https://youtu.be/3cHdTJ-SXzE For years now advocacy groups, activists and academics have been met with a wall of secrecy when petitioning the government to release the science behind their counter-terrorism and counter-extremism strategy. A few months ago, however, advocacy group CAGE came across a journal article hidden away in a niche journal