Tag: RADICALISATION

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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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The Politics of Demonising Dr Zakir Naik

Hindu scholar from India speaks out against the Islamophobic campaign against Dr Zakir Naik Ever since a Bangladeshi newspaper reported that Islamic preacher Dr Zakir Naik “inspired” Dhaka militants, a new frenzy of Islamophobic discourse has begun in India. The Modi Government was quick to grab this opportunity of Muslim-bashing. Home

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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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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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Response to Ch 4’s “Jihadis Next Door”

Jihadis under your bed Last night’s shocking Channel 4 documentary reminded me of the age-old relationship between opinion-formers and power. From Biblical Pharaohs and Roman Emperors to the modern nation state, there have always been some ideologists in the service of the ruling elite, propagating their necessary myths, eulogising their

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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’