Tag: PREVENT

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

A Quick Guide to the Proposed CTS Bill

A Quick Guide to the  Proposed Counter Terrorism & Security Bill - GUIDANCE DOCUMENT taken from the newly launched site www.stopthebill.co.uk The new bill makes the following proposals: 1.    Seizure of passports from persons suspected of involvement in terrorism – The Bill proposes granting powers to police and border

The government’s absurd letter to “The Muslims”

Today those of us who have read Eric Pickles letter to Muslim community leaders and Imāms are reeling in shock as we and our leaders appear to be held collectively responsible for acts of criminality committed by Muslims in France and elsewhere. Mr Pickles says, “Let us assure you that

#ToddlerTerror: How to Spot a Terrorist Toddler

In a seemingly desperate attempt to flog the dead horse, PREVENT, the Home Secretary Theresa MayCarthy has done something remarkable. Again. Under the proposed new Counter Terrorism and Security (CTS) bill she is trying to get through parliament to get even more powers of arbitrary arrest, detention, passport confiscation and

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MayCarthyism: is Britain becoming a police state?

Mass hysteria has reared its ugly head many times over the course of history. Hitler worked enough people into a frenzy to justify the mass murder of Jews. Nelson Mandela, known by all as peaceful, was unlawfully detained for decades because a few white racists felt threatened by him. You

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Sweden does not need new Terror Laws

Fahad Ansari, Human Rights lawyer and Caseworker for CAGE writes this piece - first published in Sweden's second largest evening newspaper - on CAGE's views on Swedish counter terror policy. With a renowned record for dealing with crime, Fahad questions their intentions to move towards policies similar to those adopted

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More Ofsted discrimination against Muslim pupils

London Schools: Brace Yourselves for another round of Oftsed Discrimination under the guise of "Extremism" Brace yourselves for round two of forced assimilation in schools, twists, lies and distortions to maintain the fear-mongering around the most dreaded of all people, Islam and Muslims. This time a Church of England school

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Claystone’s report exposes anti-Muslim bias of Charity Commission

London-based think tank, Claystone, released a damning report yesterday exposing the Charity Commission’s apparent bias against Muslim charities. The 34-page report focuses on the period following the appointment of its current controversial right-wing chairman, William Shawcross, in 2012. Shawcross used to be a trustee and director of the infamous Henry

Returning Jihadis aren’t so bad, I used to be one

Returning Jihādis from Syria now potentially face a new charge alongside being accused of terrorism: Treason! Let us leave aside how such an approach plays right into the hands of the ISIS narrative; such blanket treatment of suspects is…well it is just not British! Add to that the outrageous suggestions

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And then they came for our Parents

Fahad Ansari dissects the latest Prevent-led initiative which is being pushed through a well-known YouTuber. The video reduces legitimate grievances with Western foreign policy and foreign intervention to "hate" and condemns all forms of violence as unlawful without considering the legitimate right of resistance and self-defence when faced with violent