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Eight-year old questioned on Islam by counter-terrorism officers
25th Jan 2019

Eight-year old questioned on Islam by counter-terrorism officers

(Photo: Man vyi/Wiki Commons) Hamed Chapman The Metropolitan Police and Redbridge Council have launched separate investigations into why a boy as young as 8-year-old was subjected to questioning by two counter-terrorism police officers and a social worker about alleged radicalism … Continued

Extreme Right make up half cases receiving Channel extremism support
28th Dec 2018

Extreme Right make up half cases receiving Channel extremism support

Prevent Extremism programme: no of far-right referrals, 2017/18 (1,312); 2016/17 (968) (Graph: Muslim News) Hamed Chapman The number of people referred to the Government’s controversial Prevent Extremism programme continued to grow last year by approximately 20 per cent from 6,093 … Continued

26th Oct 2018

Children targeted by discredited Prevent extremism policy

No Government policy has come under fire as the ill-conceived Prevent extremism programme. Its launch was under Labour and was lauded as an innovative part of the country’s counter-terrorism strategy some 15 years ago. Instead of being abolished, the brash … Continued

Prevent strategy damaging Muslim family relations
24th Aug 2018

Prevent strategy damaging Muslim family relations

Hamed Chapman Pressure on British Muslim parents to counter extremism is having a detrimental effect on intra-familial relations, according to new research conducted in West Yorkshire. Part of the Government’s controversial Prevent counter-terrorism strategy places increased responsibility on parents to … Continued

Palpable concerns about latest Terrorism Bill
27th Jul 2018

Palpable concerns about latest Terrorism Bill

The Counter-Terrorism and Border Security Bill currently going through Parliament is no less than the eighth bout of anti-terrorism legislation to be introduced in the past 16 years. Aimed ‘to make provision enabling persons at ports and borders to be … Continued

Third of Muslim students fear attack
4th May 2018

Third of Muslim students fear attack

Hamed Chapman Women who wear traditional Islamic garments, such as a hijab, niqab or jilbab, were significantly more likely to worry about abuse. One in three Muslim students are living in fear of Islamophobic attacks or abuse on campus, according … Continued

Government urged to fix ‘broken relationship’ with British Muslims
28th Jul 2017

Government urged to fix ‘broken relationship’ with British Muslims

Hamed Chapman The British Government is being urged to “reassess the way in which it engages” with its Muslim communities and to “play their role in ending the current stalemate” in what it calls a “broken relationship.” The Citizens Commission … Continued

Pre-crime and Punishment: meaning of counter-terrorism measures
24th Feb 2017

Pre-crime and Punishment: meaning of counter-terrorism measures

The Ku Klux Klan officially endorses Donald Trump for president (Photo: Martin/Flickr Creative Commons/November 21, 2009 Dr Kasia Narkowicz Counter-terrorism measures go by different names. Words such as Prevent, Contest, Channel and Pursue echo in Government briefings, the media and … Continued

30th Dec 2016

Mentally ill patients being referred to police for ‘de-radicalisation’

Ala Abbas It has been revealed that 420 referrals from the NHS to the counter-terrorism de-radicalisation Channel programme were made in 12 months. The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) figures show an average of 35 referrals a month from July … Continued

25th Nov 2016

Prevent strategy being used to harass Muslims, according to report

Eroding Trust: The UK’s Prevent Counter-Extremism Strategy in Health and Education is the most comprehensive assessment to date of the workings of the Prevent strategy Ala Abbas The Prevent counter-terrorism strategy is being so abused that a school in Lancashire … Continued

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

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