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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

Muslim lobby group Muslim Engagement and Development ‘promotes extremism’

Police forces and town halls have been working with a Muslim group that promotes extremism, researchers say today.
Officials and volunteers with Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) are claimed to have legitimised the killing of British troops and promoted conspiracy theories.
Mend …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage
October 30, 2017

MPs ditch meeting with Muslim group Mend over Islamist claims

Four MPs have pulled out of a Commons event with a group accused of “dismissing terrorism” and promoting hostility towards Jews.
Muslim Engagement and Development (Mend) claims to help British Muslims engage in the democratic process but Anna Soubry, co-chairwoman of …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, News Coverage
October 25, 2017

Islam converts ‘often vulnerable to radical rhetoric’, says terrorism expert

Much greater emphasis must be placed on the dangers posed by recent converts to Islam as they have previously been behind major terrorist attacks, a report has warned.
Although the vast majority of converts to the religion are peaceful and law-abiding, …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Britain MUST monitor Islam converts more aggressively to stop ISIS attacks, report warns

Islamic converts are “over-represented” among foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq, the study by the highly-respected Henry Jackson Society think tank found.
They have also been responsible for a “range of major terrorist attacks”, the report discovered.
Earlier this month British authorities revealed about …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Britain facing a new wave of terror after 425 homegrown ISIS fighters return from Iraq and Syria

Britain faces a fresh terror wave from 425 homegrown IS jihadi fighters fleeing Iraq and Syria, warns a former MI6 chief.
Only Muslim countries Turkey, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia face larger numbers fleeing collapsing IS terror strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
Richard …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security

Muslim converts ‘vulnerable to Isis radicalisation’, research finds

Muslim converts can be vulnerable to radicalisation because their “vacuum of knowledge” leaves them ill-equipped to reject extremist ideology, a new report has warned.
Research by the Henry Jackson Society (HJS) think-tank found that although the vast majority of converts to Islam are …

Posted in CRT News Coverage, Extremism, Islamism, News Coverage, Terrorism & Security
October 18, 2017

Saudi scholars to vet teaching of prophet Muhammad to curb extremism

Saudi authorities have taken an “unprecedented” step to tackle Islamic extremism by setting up a council of scholars to vet religious teachings around the world.
A royal order issued this week by King Salman established a global body of elite scholars …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, Saudi Arabia
October 17, 2017

Freshers’ fair students are bombarded with leaflets promoting Muslim extremists who call for homosexuals to be killed and say the punishment for mocking Allah is death

University students are being bombarded with leaflets promoting Muslim extremists who have called for homosexuals to be killed.
Student societies across London have distributed posters featuring organisations which have promoted extremist beliefs.
The freshers’ fairs, hosted by student unions on university campuses in September …

Posted in Extremism, United Kingdom
October 12, 2017

UK: Extremely Selective Free Speech

Apparently, 112 events featuring extremist speakers took place on UK campuses in the academic year 2016/2017, according to a recent report by Britain’s Henry Jackson society: “The vast majority of the extreme speakers recorded in this report are Islamist extremists, though one …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
October 4, 2017

Extremist speakers are still visiting universities. Here is how we can challenge them

By Richard Black.

This week, tens of thousands of students will begin at university. Yet rather than the pleasure of university, the focus is once again on the dangers posed by the presence of radical speakers on British campuses. New steps are needed to …

Posted in Extremism, Opinion Editorial, United Kingdom

Students invite radical Islamic speakers to over 110 events in a year despite the Government’s terror crackdown

Radical Islamic speakers have been invited to more than 100 events hosted by student societies over the past year despite a government crackdown.
A new report reveals the speakers were invited to speak to undergraduates at elite institutions including Oxford, Warwick …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom

School of Oriental and African Studies hosted more extreme speakers in past year than any other university, report finds

The School of Oriental and African Studies (Soas) has hosted more extreme speakers and events in the past academic year than any other university in the country, a new report has found.
The prestigious London university, which is well-known for its …

Posted in Extremism, News Coverage, United Kingdom
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