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Category Archives: Extremism

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February 6, 2018

The NUS campaign that undermines the fight against extremism

Student politics has always been a site of radical dissent. In theory, there is nothing wrong with this. It is perfectly legitimate to question the wisdom of conventional beliefs or government policy. However, a line must be drawn.
In recent years, …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial
February 5, 2018

Head teacher who resurrected a failing school now fears for her life after banning hijab and enraging fundamentalists

IN the poverty-stricken East London borough of Newham, St Stephen’s Primary School is a beacon of hope.
In just two years it jumped from No148 in the primary school rankings to being named state school of the year.
Not bad for an …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage
February 2, 2018

Terror watchdog Max Hill QC branded a ‘politically-correct snowflake’ for saying the term ‘Islamist terrorism’ should be banned

TERROR watchdog Max Hill QC was branded a “politically-correct snowflake” last night – for saying the term “Islamist terrorism” should be banned.
Mr Hill, who is being paid £1,200 a day to review Britain’s terror laws, said it is “fundamentally wrong …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
February 1, 2018

National Union of Students’ campaign has become a ‘vehicle for extremist interests’, report warns

A National Union of Students’ (NUS) campaign has become a “vehicle for extremist interests”, a report has warned.
The “Students not Suspects” campaign, which has been part of NUS policy since 2015, encourages universities to rally against the Government’s flagship counter-radicalisation …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage

TERROR CHIEF SLAMMED Britain’s terror watchdog slammed for consulting extremist Islamist groups

BRITAIN’S terror watchdog has been slammed for consulting extremist Islamist groups.
Lawyer Max Hill was accused of “pandering” to them and being unbalanced.
The independent reviewer of terror laws met groups including campaign group Cage, which called ISIS executioner Jihadi John a “beautiful man” driven to fanaticism …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

 “Tolerating the Intolerant”: A Report on ‘Students not Suspects’

A new report launched by Student Rights, a project of The Henry Jackson Society, has found that the Government and UK universities are consistently failing to do enough to combat extremism on campus. The National Union of Students (NUS) campaign …

Posted in Extremism, Publication, Spotlight
January 29, 2018

Controversial Muslim campaigner vows to fight hidden extremism in UK

A prominent Muslim campaigner has vowed to investigate the hidden threats from extremism in modern Britain following her controversial appointment to a key government post established after a series of deadly terrorist attacks during 2017.
Sara Khan was named by the …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage

To combat extremism, we must first understand it

By Nikita Malik
The recent appointment of Sara Khan to head the new commission for countering extremism has led to a fair share of debate. Where however, there is consensus, is that the task ahead will be a difficult one. Much …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial
January 26, 2018

Why Counter-Extremism Commissioner Sara Khan is perfect to fight hatred… wherever it comes from

By Nikita Malik
IT should come as no surprise the appointment of Sara Khan, a human rights campaigner, as the Counter-Extremism Commissioner has caused a stir among sections of the Muslim community and beyond.
As my colleague Dr Alan Mendoza said yesterday: …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial
December 28, 2017

YouTube moderation is slammed yet again after investigation reveals the site takes down ‘less than half’ of dangerous hate content that is reported to it

YouTube takes down less than half hate content that gets reported, according to a shocking new report by a think tank.
The material that does get taken down – which includes Islamist extremist postings – is left for almost two weeks before …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Technology
December 27, 2017

YouTube takes down ‘less than half of the dangerous hate content that gets reported to it’

YOUTUBE takes down less than half of the dangerous hate content that gets reported to it, a major study has revealed.
Even when the video sharing giant does act to remove Islamist extremist and far right films, it takes almost two …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Technology
December 20, 2017

Social media companies accused of ‘radicalising and grooming’ users with algorithms

Internet giants have been accused of aiding terrorist groups by letting their own algorithms radicalise people and draw them into a “bubble of hate”.
The chair of the Home Affairs Committee warned representatives from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube that police were …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Technology, United Kingdom
November 9, 2017

Mend is a cause for alarm — here’s why

Senior figures who want to “batter” pro-Israel voices in politics; volunteers who promote antisemitic conspiracy theories; activists who compare the plight of Palestinians to the treatment of Jews by the Nazis in the Holocaust.
Throw into the mix prominent MPs, the …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage
November 3, 2017

Controversial ‘Islamist plot’ meeting set to go ahead in UK despite ban calls

A controversial event featuring an official banned from British schools for promoting hardline Islamist teaching was set to go ahead on Friday despite calls for a boycott following allegations of extremism against the organisers.
The meeting featured school director Tahir Alam, …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Jeremy Corbyn slammed over appearance at event hosted by ‘hardline Muslim group’

Jeremy Corbyn is facing criticism for attending an event organised by a so-called hardline Muslim group previously accused of anti-semitism.
A number of Labour MPs attended the event held by the Muslim Engagement and Development group (Mend) to mark the start of Islamophobia Awareness …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Cosying up to extremists: Corbyn is speaker at hardline Islamic meeting – just 24 hours before he snubs invitation to honour the birth of Israel

Jeremy Corbyn was accused of cosying up to extremists last night after attending an event held by a hardline Muslim group accused of anti-Semitism.
The Labour leader spoke at a Commons meeting staged by an organisation that attacks Israeli ‘Zionists’ on social …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Corbyn attends event held by Muslim ‘extremist’ group Mend

Jeremy Corbyn risks refuelling Labour’s antisemitism row after he attended an event run by a Muslim group that has been accused of extremism, while snubbing a dinner celebrating the centenary of the Balfour Declaration.
The Labour leader attended the event in …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage
November 2, 2017

Corbyn and Labour MPs Launch ‘Islamophobia Month’ with ‘Extremist’ Mend Group

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and a number of his MPs attended the launch of “Islamophobia awareness month” with the group Mend, which according to a new report promotes “extremist views”, harbours anti-Semites, and gives a platform to Islamist views.
Just days …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Muslim advocacy group accused of promoting Islamism

A Muslim advocacy group which works closely with police forces, politicians and councils has been accused of promoting Islamist views.
Mend (Muslim Engagement and Development) was described as a group of “Islamists masquerading as civil libertarians” in a report from the Henry …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Corbyn Slammed for Going to Muslim Group’s Event

Jeremy Corbyn has been slammed for attending an event thrown by a Muslim group criticised by a leading foreign policy think-tank.
The Labour leader reportedly attended an event thrown by the Muslim Engagement and Development Group (Mend) in Parliament on Wednesday.
It …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Jeremy Corbyn speaks at event hosted by extremist Muslim group which is accused of anti-semitism

JEREMY CORBYN last night spoke at an event hosted by an extremist group which has been repeatedly accused of anti-semitism.
The Labour leader joined several of his MPs at a meeting in Parliament organised by Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend), whose …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Jeremy Corbyn attended event held by Muslim group accused of hosting preachers with extremist views

Jeremy Corbyn attended an event in Parliament held by a Muslim group accused of hosting preachers with extremist views.
Mr Corbyn reportedly addressed the Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) event on Wednesday evening with a handful of Labour MPs also believed to …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Jeremy Corbyn and Labour MPs address controversial Muslim group

Jeremy Corbyn’s attendance at an event organised by a group accused of having previously hosted “extremist Islamist speakers” has been condemned as “utterly unacceptable”.
The Labour Party leader spoke at a meeting arranged by the Muslim Engagement and Development group (Mend) …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage
October 31, 2017

‘You should be ashamed’: Labour MPs Streeting and Kinnock condemned over Mend meeting

Labour MP Wes Streeting has been strongly criticised for his decision to speak at an event arranged by an organisation accused of “hosting extremist Islamist speakers”, with observers saying he should be “ashamed”.
Mr Streeting, who represents Ilford North, a constituency with …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage

Report: Muslim Lobby Group Mend ‘Promotes Extremism’, Works with MPs and Police

A Muslim lobby group, which regularly works with police, MPs, and local government, promotes “extremism”, harbours anti-Semites, and gives a platform to Muslim grievance narratives and Islamist views, a report has found.
Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) claims to help British …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage
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