Posts Tagged: Extremism

30 Years in the Community: Building a Relationship

JAN Trust has been around since 1989 and that means we’ve been able to build trust with local women, allowing us to tackle some of the most difficult and sensitive issues in society. 30 years ago, our founder Rafaat Mughal OBE recognised a need for a service to help marginalised women. Local women had been …

Patron Nazir Afzal – Cash-Strapped Charities like JAN Trust must be supported

‘Isn’t protecting our communities worth shaking the money tree?’ Our Patron Nazir Afzal has written in the ByLine Times about JAN Trust’s lack of funding from the government. Significant funding to anti-crime, pro-victim organisations such as JAN Trust are key to seeing long-term crime reduction. Read the article here or below: Boris Johnson’s Government appears …

Sajda Mughal speaks about her 7/7 experience 14 years on

Our CEO Sajda Mughal reflects on surviving the 7/7 bombings in London, 14 years on from the attacks and speaks to the Evening Standard about her the experience.  This terrifying, life-changing experience led Sajda to commit the JAN Trust to finding community-led, grassroots solutions to extremism and radicalisation. By empowering and educating women through pioneering …

Reacting to rising online harms – what should be done?

Hate crimes happening online and being broadcast on social media is an increasing phenomenon, showing a dark side to the internet that should not be left to grow unchecked.  The internet and social media have been great resources in our society, allowing for connection and innovation on a new scale. However, our increasingly online world …

JAN Trust CEO, Sajda Mughal OBE, comments on failures to prosecute extremists for membership of UK’s ‘most dangerous extremist group’

As the 14th anniversary of the 7/7 London bombings is upon us, Sajda highlights her concern of the failure to make significant progress with regards to the dismantling of al-Muhajiroun (ALM) and their ability to continue disseminating their vile messages of hatred and intolerance. For the full article read here or below: Police admit failing to …

JAN Trust wins Education and Training Charity of the Year

JAN Trust wins Education and Training Charity of the Year

JAN Trust is delighted to announce we have won one of the most prestigious awards in the charity sector – the Education and training Charity of the Year 2019! The Charity Awards is Civil Society Media’s annual awards programme held to identify, recognise and reward those organisations doing exceptional work in all areas of charitable …

Sri Lanka Attacks: Are Intelligence Services Failing Us?

The world is reeling after the terrorist attacks across Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, and it seems authorities had been alerted to threats weeks before. On Sunday 21st April 2019, several explosive devices were set off in churches and hotels across Sri Lanka. Tragically, at least 250 people were killed, and several more injured.  Cabinet …

‘Spreading intolerance and hatred?’ How criticism of The Martyrs has missed the mark

The recent release of short film The Martyrs depicting three real-life Islamophobic incidents in the U.K by film maker Rizwan Wadan has prompted Tell Mama to call for the film’s immediate withdrawal.  In a recent article in the Guardian, an organisation the records anti-Muslim attacks, Tell Mama, has condemned the film as ‘sensationalist’ and have …