Tag: NATIONAL SECURITY

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General Haftar seeks to “choke” Derna in his quest to rule Libya

As the ex-CIA asset General Khalifa Haftar, continues his war across Libya, human rights abuses in the eastern city of Derna have been largely ignored by the international media. Derna has been subject to a 21-month long siege by General Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army (LNA) which has resulted in

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Why We Must Reject the ‘Commission for Countering Extremism’

Six reasons why Sara Khan is irrelevant - the existence of a commission countering 'extremism' is the real issue in principle...

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Report Launch: Prevent Policy Further Discredited

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fPcJLg1WztQ Prevent is a failed policy. It has been derided by academics, teaching unions, students, police officers, and teachers. Many mosques have spoken out against it and there has been a groundswell of opposition to it within the Muslim community. The many cases recorded by Prevent Watch have brought to

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How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb?

How many extremists does it take to change a light bulb? If the Home Secretary, Theresa May were asked for the punchline, she would struggle, not because she doesn’t possess a sense of humour, I’ve heard she has a cracking sense of humour, but because she isn’t able to clarify

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I was wrong; the government’s definition of ‘Extremism’ is genius

Reflections on yet another Counter-Extremism Strategy – Part 1 The government’s new Counter-Extremism Strategy released in a report yesterday has already provoked a barrage of criticism and ridicule. Again. As expected, numerous rational people have been criticising not only its paradoxical and draconian nature, but the increasingly embarrassing lack of

Does spying make you feel safer?

“Let them worship the Lord of this House.Who feeds them against hunger and gives them security against fear.”       Safety and security is an essential need for all of mankind at all levels; for individuals, families and the community at large. It is a basic human right and thus the responsibility

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“Extremism” Disruption Orders: Protecting freedom by removing it

Introduction That those who wish to do you harm lack the competence to carry out their wishes is something that you might pray for. Recently we have noticed an astonishing lack of sophistication among some neoconservative ideologues and politicians, as if a gift from Allāh (subhānahu wa ta’ālā), suggesting that

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How the government makes you a terrorist without ever arresting you

In this piece, Asim Qureshi Research Director at CAGE takes us through how a routine stop under Schedule 7 and its specially engineered questions, can lead to oppressive civil orders leaving the individual having been declared guilty without judicial oversight, left to prove their innocence. Further, concerns about the implementation

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MLK: I have a dream…to be an extremist

Before discussing Dr Martin Luther King Jr., there are a number of matters I wish to raise. Some of what I am about to say may come across as a little radical, even extreme. I would also hope that you read the entirety of what follows before passing judgment. With

Life in Britain is about to get MUCH worse…

1984 in 2015: Counter Terrorism & Security Bill A new piece of legislation currently being rushed through Parliament called the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill carries serious implications for communities across the UK. In particular, the Muslim community is brought under particular scrutiny as Part 5 of the Bill seeks to