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    The anti-Prevent lobby are dominating the discourse, not all Muslims oppose Prevent

The anti-Prevent lobby are dominating the discourse, not all Muslims oppose Prevent

Despite the government engaging with hundreds of mosques, community organisations and faith organisations in the last year, many Muslim organisations do not want to publicise the fact that they support Prevent. Sara Khan argues that this is because of a loud anti-Prevent lobby that is dominating the discourse on Prevent and vilifying those Muslim organisations that do engage with it. […]

October 7th, 2016|Featured, Latest, Prevent|7 Comments|
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    Radicalisation on campus: why counter-terror duties for universities will not work

Radicalisation on campus: why counter-terror duties for universities will not work

Universities became subject to the new Prevent duty in September 2015 following changes to the government’s PREVENT programme in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015. Here Chris Allen warns how the government’s attempts to prevent university students from being drawn into violent extremism and terrorism could backfire. If Muslim students feel increasingly pressurised, marginalised and excluded as a result of these new duties, […]

October 5th, 2016|Featured, Latest, Prevent|1 Comment|

Prevent: The shifting parameters of UK counter-terrorism

The revised Prevent strategy of 2011 emphasised ideology itself as a cause for concern even where it is acknowledged that such doctrine is in and of itself non-violent. Anthony Richards argues that as the terms ‘terrorism’, ‘radicalisation’ and ‘extremism’ have increasingly become merged into a single discursive framework, UK counter-terrorism has lost its focus in recent years. Not only are sections of our […]

October 5th, 2016|Featured, Latest, Prevent|0 Comments|
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    #LSEreligion Lecture: “The state should not hold citizens’ values to account” – Gwen Griffith-Dickson

#LSEreligion Lecture: “The state should not hold citizens’ values to account” – Gwen Griffith-Dickson

In May, Professor Gwen Griffith-Dickson gave a lecture at LSE entitled ‘Religion, Security and Strategy: An Unholy Trinity?’ as part of LSE’s Religion and the Public sphere lecture series.  In the lecture, Griffith-Dickson explored how it is in issues relating to ‘religious extremism’ where the traditional boundaries between religion and state are breaking down. Michael Livesey writes that her talk serves as […]