Posts Tagged: Counterextremism

Sajda Mughal featured in Guardian Outspoken series

Sajda Mughal featured in Guardian Outspoken series

7/7 survivor and JAN Trust CEO, Sajda Mughal OBE, has been featured in The Guardian as part of their Outspoken series to mark the newspaper’s 200th birthday. Read more here or below.   After the tube she was commuting on was blown up, Mughal’s life changed for ever. A Muslim herself, she was horrified to …

Muslim survivor of 7/7 London bombings slams government’s counter-terrorism strategy on anniversary

Muslim survivor of 7/7 London bombings slams government’s counter-terrorism strategy on anniversary

Arab News has published a piece on Sajda Mughal OBE’s interview with Metro, focusing on her serious “[dismay] at the government’s controversial Prevent strategy, which outlines the approach for countering radicalization and extremism.”. Read more here or below.   Sajda Mughal OBE called for an overhaul of the British government’s controversial counter-terrorism strategy. (@sajdamughal) British …

Prevent: preventing the full enjoyment of human rights

Prevent: preventing the full enjoyment of human rights

Many people know about the discriminatory effects of the Prevent strategy, but there are also important human rights implications. Whilst the Prevent duty is widely criticised for its Islamophobic effects, a problem that is not discussed to the same extent, even though it is certainly worth the attention, is the effect it may have on …

What do we do about extremism and hate in our security forces?

What do we do about extremism and hate in our security forces?

Recently, there has been an increase in reported cases of members of the armed forces or police being found to have engaged in racism or extremism. Historically, the security forces — in this piece, referring collectively to the military and police — have had a complicated relationship with minority communities. Whilst this is a general …