Posts Tagged: Terrorism

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

The UK has recently called for action on the Chinese government after tightening its regulations on Uighur-picked cotton: are we witnessing a genocide?

Accounts of torture and sexual violence in ‘re-education camps’ have multiplied, showing an effort to erase the Uighur ethnic minority. The UK, US and Australia have called for action following restrictions on Uighur picked cotton by the UK. Uighur persecution The Uighurs, a Sunni Muslim ethnic minority (one of 55 officially recognised by the government) …

Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Countering far-right extremism: Are we witnessing a major shift in the Government’s response?

Radical change in countering far-right extremism will only be achieved when right-wing politicians take responsibility for their actions.  Prior to the turn of the century, the fight against terrorism in the UK was concerned with domestic affairs, specifically related to the actions of the Irish Republican Army.   The introduction of the Terrorism Act 2000 marked …

7/7 15 years on: Sajda Mughal appears on BBC News

7/7 15 years on: Sajda Mughal appears on BBC News

Sajda Mughal OBE featured in a BBC London News piece about the 7/7 attacks 15 years on. She speaks about the Web Guardians™ programme designed to build community resilience through the education and empowerment of women and mothers to prevent and tackle radicalisation and online extremism. Watch the piece here or below:

How do we stop marginalised communities being seen as the ‘other’?

How do we overcome divisions and perpetuated marginalisation? Marginalised communities (including, but not restricted to, BAMER communities) are often seen as the ‘other’. Individuals are seen as fundamentally separate from the mainstream or majority of society. Reasons for this vary, depending on the person involved. Some may find it emotionally difficult to think of themselves …

‘I’m a Londoner – I survived 7/7 and now fight extremism’  – Sajda Mughal’s interview with the Evening Standard

‘I’m a Londoner – I survived 7/7 and now fight extremism’ – Sajda Mughal’s interview with the Evening Standard

JAN Trust CEO Sajda Mughal spoke to the Evening Standard for the I’m a Londoner series, about surviving 7/7 and how the experience led her to the work she does today – tackling extremism through families, women and mothers. The I’m a Londoner series is a weekly series from the Evening Standard following important London …