Tag: PREVENT

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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

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Breaking Bad: The government’s stance on terrorism law

On the 18th of September, 31-year-old father-of-two Mohammed Ali was sentenced to eight years in prison for trying to buy ricin off of an undercover FBI agent on the Internet, inspired by the TV series Breaking Bad. This was following the Aspergers syndrome sufferer's conviction for the offence after a trial

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

counter terrorism Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK Videos 17 Min Read

“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

counter terrorism Current Affairs Europe Featured Politics UK 16 Min Read

Can we trust the judges?

Can we trust the judges? Introduction The alleged increase in the threat of terrorism has led to an erosion of civil liberties. Successive British governments have implemented measures which infringe upon the most basic rights. What is the best method to protect the rights of the individual in an atmosphere

Current Affairs Featured Politics UK 10 Min Read

Goodbye presumption of innocence, hello pre-crime

A decade on from the 7/7 bombings the country is still feeling the effects of the impulsive reaction by the then Labour Government.  The PREVENT Strategy was claimed to be created in response to the 7 July 2005 attacks. The current Conservative Government wished to follow the domestic terrorism policy

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What do Ayaan Hirsi Ali and ISIS have in common?

بسم الله والحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله What do Ayaan Hirsi Ali and ISIS have in common? Another book attacking Islām and Muslims—automatic bestseller Controversial anti-Islām activist and ideologue Ayaan Hirsi Ali has recently been given generous airtime once again promoting her new book, Heretic: Why Islām Needs a

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CAGE and the Jihad for Truth

CAGE and the Jihad for Truth A man asked the Messenger of Allah (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) “What is the most virtuous struggle (Jjihād)?” The Prophet said, “A word of truth in front of a tyrannical ruler.” When people think of jihād today, they often think of it in

Dr. Haitham al Haddad refutes hate preacher & radicaliser claims

Note; Read Sheikh Haitham Al Haddad's official Press Releases on his site http://haitham.co.uk Dr. Haitham al Haddad strongly refutes claims he is a preacher of hate that radicalises people. Yesterday he said: “I’m an academic who has studied Islamic jurisprudence not a hate preacher. Much of the media have been

Analysis Current Affairs Featured Iraq Jihadi John Middle East Politics Syria UK 10 Min Read

Jihadi John’s route to violence needs intelligent analysis not emotional rhetoric

Jihadi John's route to violence needs intelligent analysis not emotional rhetoric The Washington Post recently released allegations that the identity of ‘Jihadi John’ is a British man named Mohammed Emwazi. In this article Emwazi is described as having ‘started to radicalize after a planned safari in Tanzania following his graduation