Council workers are being trained to watch neighbour’s bins for signs of terrorism.
New counter-terrorism legislation which requires universities to monitor students and police so-called extremist speakers will legitimise Islamophobia and xenophobia, union leaders told a meeting at Goldsmiths last week.
Muslim groups with large grassroots following have condemned the UK Government’s counter-extremism policy which were announced today.
A Yemeni Muslim family in Birmingham have told Socialist Worker they were harassed by police who then tried to recruit their son as an informant.
New legal guidance on children in radicalisation court cases has been described as “chilling” by a human rights lawyer.
A Muslim pupil was reported to counter-terrorism police after a series of school concerns including a complaint about not having a prayer room.
A postgraduate student of counter-terrorism was falsely accused of being a terrorist after an official at Staffordshire University had spotted him reading a textbook entitled Terrorism Studies in the college library.
A Muslim schoolboy was questioned about ISIS after a classroom discussion about environmental activism.
Principal social worker Dr Tony Stanley argues that social workers need to challenge the Home Office’s Prevent agenda on radicalisation.