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Summary of Our Legal Case Against Prevent

What follows is a summary and some reflections from the four-day hearing at the High Court for the judicial review into the UK Government’s counter-terrorism strategy. It was a great educational experience for me personally, after which I am genuinely optimistic and happy—by the Grace of Allah. There were many

Who is an ‘Extremist’? Landmark case against UK Gov in High Court THIS WEEK

To contact Dr Salman Butt for interviews or further information please email [email protected] The Government’s entire counter-extremism strategy is to be challenged in the courts for the first time this week In this Judicial review case the Court has found that there is an arguable case on behalf of Dr

Islam21c feature on BBC Radio 4 on Terrorism, Extremism and the Law

https://soundcloud.com/islam21c/dr-salman-butt-on-bbc-radio-4-on-terrorism-extremism-and-the-law Islam21c Chief Editor Dr Salman Butt was part of BBC Radio 4’s programme, Law in Action, speaking about the mounting community pressure against the government’s counter-terrorism and counter-‘extremism’ strategy. Also on the programme was the architect of Prevent, former GCHQ director Sir David Omand criticising what Prevent has become,

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

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

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

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 takes on UK gov – RT News

https://youtu.be/NnfoQaAr-Eg Click above to watch video Islam21c Chief Editor Dr Salman Butt speaks to Bill Dod about the landmark legal challenge against PREVENT, the government's so-called "counter-extremism" strategy. This is following news earlier this week released by Channel 4 that a High Court Judge ruled that Dr Butt had an

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Video; Dr Salman Butt challenges Gov counter extremism policy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISt9qDf9J1o Read the official press release here The Government's entire counter extremism strategy is to be challenged in the courts for the first time. Muslim activist and Chief Editor of Islam21c Dr Salman Butt is taking legal action against the Home Secretary after he was named in a Government press

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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