Tag: PREVENT

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The London Mayoral Elections

It is easy to forget with the domination of the EU referendum in current political debate that there are a number of elections that will take place in May, ahead of the plebiscite in June, which are no less important or interesting. It is perhaps something readers here would much

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Is the ‘CVE’ Industry the New Imperialism?

Globalising 'Countering Violent Extremism' - The New Imperialism? “We could favour the birth of a new Islam, more inclined towards compromise and tolerance of Europe; to encourage the young generation of ulama who are working in that direction…” ~ French Colonialist, Edmond Douttee, 1901. “It is the modernists whose vision matches

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The slander of ‘Deobandi Islām’

Suspicion is forbidden in Islām, however the irony is that under the Government’s Prevent, counter terrorism strategy, all Muslims are themselves under suspicion.  Not even little four year old children at nursery are exempt, as demonstrated by the recent 'cooker bomb' incident, which was deemed as a sign of obvious

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Critique of ‘Jihadi John: The Making of a Terrorist’

The Muhammad Emwazi I met in 2009 was indeed a polite and friendly young man as the author Robert Verkaik and many others attest to, but by the summer of 2014 he was executing innocent Muslims and non-Muslims in the name of the so-called “Islamic State” and I could not

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The Theory of “Radicalisation”

The Theory of Evolution Radicalisation There are rumblings, feelings of disquiet and downright rebellion within the British Muslim community at present. ‘What?’ – I hear you ask, could ever be the matter with a community which rarely gets ruffled or seldom exercise their democratic right to protest.  In fact, not since the Rushdie

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The ‘Regulating Madrasas’ Bill: battered, bruised and bloodied, but not dead yet.

Madrasas can give a slight sigh of relief, for now, before taking a deep breath and wondering what the government will try next. The proposal for regulating “Out-of-school Education Settings” appears less likely to proceed as planned after the government received many thousands of replies to the consultation from piano

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The assault on university Islamic Societies

One of the most beautiful aspects of being a university student in the UK is that there are an array of different student societies that cater for various groups and activities which can range from the ordinary to the zany – you may see, for example, an Economics Society yet

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Does Islamophobia now sell better than sex?

Does Islamophobia now sell better than sex? To break up the festive cheer on Boxing Day the Times published a front page article under a bold title: “Muslims ‘silent on terror’”. It was repeated on their website with a standard picture of some Muslims wearing niqābs titled “Muslims ‘stay silent’

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An Eloquent Rhyme for a Troubling Time

Allow me to share a melody, a symphony of smoke screens and tyranny, Marginalising a people till they are left with no humanity, subject to abuse...devoid of sanity. A phobia widespread, filled with anarchy; poisonous rhetoric and barbarity, Cleverly disguised as a means to force agendas and the accumulation of

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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