Rooting the definition of ‘Islamist extremism’ in Islamic concepts, not British values, reduces the risk of the British state implying that Islam stands apart from British society.
Far from restoring confidence in these institutions, it’s likely interventions will just inflame moral outrage
A nationwide report on Islamophobia on campus reveals that friendships between those of different backgrounds is most effective at dispelling racist views.
Governments must think very carefully before sacrificing the very human rights that give the state its identity and democracy.
You can’t demand rebellion for long without inviting the suspicion of the state.
A flawed approach on both sides of the British political divide.
Families of those at risk of extremism need to be supported, not judged.
Extremism and terrorism should not be simply interlinked.
The scheme has many critics, but the numbers show that it’s working well.
Despite the publication of promising new statistics on referrals to the Prevent counter-terrorism programme, the strategy remains a blunt instrument.
Changes proposed in a new counter-terrorism bill would make the line between pre-criminal and criminal actions ever more uncertain.
Counter-terrorism legislation has created a permanent zone of suspicion – but not for everyone.
Social isolation feeds into extremism and terrorism.
Unless people know their information is secure, how can they feel confident about coming forward to authorities?
The word only appears 14 times in the UK’s parliamentary record between 1803 and 2005. Now it is everywhere.
We need to learn the skills of living together.
It nurtures empathy and rational thought.
The UK’s experience with its Prevent strategy over nearly a decade urges caution in how Australia should approach its own efforts to counter the threat of radicalisation.