How best to stop radicalisation? – Two views

Hasan Patel

Recently I came across two very different narratives on how to engage in radicalisation and extremism amongst British Muslims.

One on hand a start warning from experts, academics and grass rooted individuals who believe Government deradicalisation plan will brand Muslims with beards as terrorists, further elaborating itas a direct assault on freedom of speech and a move towards a police state.In an unprecedented intervention, 280 academics, lawyers and public figures claim the controversial law will make Britain less safe as it will force radical political discussion underground. Individuals like Karen Armstrong, Baroness Ruth Lister, emeritus professor of social policy at Loughborough University, Rizwaan Sabir, a lecturer in counter-terrorism, who was wrongly arrested under anti-terror laws by Nottingham Police for downloading an al-Qaeda training manual from a US Government website he we was using to research his PHD. Theletter states: “Prevent will have a chilling effect on open debate, free…

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