Posts Tagged: radicalisation

The threat is real: The rise of far-right extremism

A recent report titled ‘State of Hate’ published by advocacy organisation Hope not Hate revealed that far-right extremism is on the rise and urged the Government to address the changing nature of far-right organisations towards increased violence. Hope not Hate has conducted extensive research into far-right organisations such as Britain First and produced a pamphlet in 2014 …

The media needs to be fairer to British Muslims

The fact that British Muslims are depicted very negatively and stereotypically by some mainstream media outlets isn’t news to anyone. Most of the time when one opens the pages of the newspaper or scrolls down any mainstream news source Muslims seemingly are either bombing places or running off to Syria. Just in the last few …

Sajda Mughal OBE is awarded Ultimate Humanitarian of 2015

On 2nd December 2015, our Director, Sajda Mughal OBE, was awarded the Ultimate Humanitarian in the Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women Awards 2015! The award is given out every year based on a public voting system where Cosmopolitan readers vote for who they think has been the most inspiring woman in each different category. Sajda who was awarded an …

Closing the borders is not the answer

The tragic attacks in Paris which killed 130 people have shocked and deeply saddened people around the world, millions of people on different social media platforms showed their support for the victims of the attack through changing their profile pictures or posting a picture of a peace sign combined with the Eiffel Tower. However, many …

When ‘Preventing Extremism’ has no colours…

JAN Trust was shocked to our core some weeks ago, after liaising with a housing association about our Preventing Extremism workshops. We were told that they are not affected by extremism because they are all ‘white and middle class!’ “Seriously?”- That’s what we first thought. Do people actually believe that extremism is based on the …

7/7 – The Day that shook Britain

By Sajda Mughal OBE, survivor from the Piccadilly tube bombing and Director of JAN Trust. A decade has now nearly passed since 7th July 2005 when four bombs were detonated in rush hour on the tubes and a bus in central London killing 52 innocent civilians and injuring more than 700. The tragedy I went through …