Tag: PREVENT

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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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How do you make a terrorist?

Part 1 Introduction to the government's "science" behind what makes a terrorist Advocacy group CAGE published a groundbreaking report entitled “The Science of Pre-Crime: The Secret ‘Radicalisation’ Study Underpinning Prevent” on Thursday detailing how the "scientific" framework used to underpin the British government’s counter extremism strategy was based on flawed

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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

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Interview with Dr Salman Butt on Radicalisation, Universities & PREVENT

https://youtu.be/gP7cUHWYpeE Click above to watch the video or below to download the podcast Ammar Waraich from the Malik El-Shabbazz Initiative (MESI) interviews Islam21c's Chief Editor, Dr Salman Butt, on so-called 'radicalisation', universities and the Prevent Strategy.  MESI is a new project, launched to explore issues of modernity and society with

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Dr Salman Butt launches legal case against UK Gov

The Government’s entire counter-extremism strategy is to be challenged in the courts for the first time. In this Judicial review case the Court has found that there is an arguable case on behalf of Dr Salman Butt, Chief Editor of Islam21c.  Dr Butt challenged the government which dubbed him as an

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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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My Arrest Pt 2: They tried to recruit me

From Terror Suspect to Potential Safeguarding Operative On The 5th of November 2015 the Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command or SO15 arrested me.  I spent months on bail under restrictions where my passport was withheld along with many of my personal goods such as my laptop and phone. The police

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Manufacturing the Muslim Enemy

Islamophobia - a thousand years of deadly lies What we are witnessing in today’s socio-political climate is not the first period of intense propagation of Islamophobia in the West. There have been a few other periods which stand out in history and each is intimately linked with empire. In the

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I’m a non-binary Briton. And proud.

All this hype about Muslims not being British enough reminds me of Barack Obama’s 50% white heritage and the question that no one asks: Just how white do you have to be to not be black. The clear answer is you would need to be 100% white. We have become

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Podcast – Was the government caught deceiving Muslims?

https://soundcloud.com/islam21c/podcast-was-the-government-caught-deceiving-muslims Why did the government go to such great lengths to cover up its covert funding of some "independent Muslim organisations"? Click above to listen to the latest podcast with your host Dr Salman Butt, and hear what Ibrahim Mohamoud (CAGE), Asim Qureshi (CAGE), Dr Ben Hayes, Prof Arun Kundnani