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The #PREVENT Review was announced in 2019. Like the controversial Race Report, the Social Mobility Commission, & so much else, it's an ideological stitch up, headed by ex-director of the hard-right anti-Muslim Henry Jackson Society, William Shawcross.

And now this:
A draft of the "independent" #PREVENT review, led by William Shawcross, made the dangerously irresponsible claim that 'The Govt’s counter-terrorism programme has been too focused on right-wing extremism & should now crack down on Islamist extremism'.

In 1992, Old Etonian William Shawcross wrote an "admiring" biography of Rupert Murdoch, & in 2011 was appointed a member of the board of directors of the grotesque trans-Atlantic UK-based neoliberal/free-market 'think tank', the Henry Jackson Society.

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Dangerous Minds’? Deconstructing Counter-Terrorism Discourse, Radicalisation and the ‘Psychological Vulnerability’ of Muslim Children and Young People in Britain

Vicki Coppock and Mark McGovern


Current British Government strategies to counter terrorism Image
Current British Govt strategies to counter terrorism (exemplified in the #Prevent policy & #Channel programme) are based upon a problematic fusion of certain dominant explanatory models of the ‘causes of terrorism’ (specifically, ‘psychological vulnerability’ to ‘radicalisation’) Image
based upon a problematic fusion of certain dominant explanatory models of the ‘causes of terrorism’ (specifically, ‘psychological vulnerability’ to ‘radicalisation’) with discourses of ‘child protection/safeguarding Image
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Author of the classic Understanding Terror Networks, Sageman has become only more critical of the U.S. govt’s approach to the problem.

He argues that U.S. society has been transformed for the worse by an extreme overreaction to a limited threat—limited, he insists, Image
by an extreme overreaction to a limited threat—limited, he insists, despite spectacular recent incidents, which he takes fully into account. Indeed, his discussion of just how limited the threat is marks a major contribution to the discussion and debate over the best way to a
just how limited the threat is marks a major contribution to the discussion and debate over the best way to a measured and much more effective response.
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Hmm. Why would @ukhomeoffice choose to announce this today:…

...making explicit reference to "the findings from the Independent Review of #Prevent, led by William Shawcross", WITHOUT PUBLISHING THE REVIEW?
It's not like publication of the #PreventReview wasn't long overdue *nearly a year ago*...…

From December 2021: Review of Prevent counter-e...
...and yet, despite having been submitted to @pritipatel in April 👇, and #leaked in May 2022:…

...and then #teased in September:… The findings of the report,...
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No Outsiders Project 2006

1 Teacher-researcher Andrew Moffat collaborated with Educate & Celebrate in Birmingham 2013/14 on earlier volumes of his No Ousiders ethos

1st draft written in 2007 & he credited the NO’s team & project for his work
#AndertonPark schools
#Birmimgham School Protests

#StonewallLaw used to coerce parents/staff, smash parents rights, embed body/parental disassociation,

Normalise the Queer
Queer the Norm (term from the No Outsiders project)
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#CDC director tests #positive for #Covid19 | Oct 22
- #Walensky is “up to date with her #vaccines,” the statement said, and is experiencing mild symptoms. She is isolating at home,
@CDCDirector @RWalensky
@Rob_Roos #MEP; #Pfizer vaccine never tested for #transmission:
Q: [1:04] #Roos: - Was the Pfizer vaccine tested on stopping the transmission of the #virus before it entered the market?
A: [1:27] Pfizer director #Small: -'No, ha-ha...
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UK's main opposition party is run like #mafia
The #establishment media will ignore it, but it reveals a serious #crisis of #democracy in Britain

Sir @TrevorPTweets said in 2019 he thinks biggest threat to democracy after Brexit was Muslim protesters Birmingham, he will be livid
@TrevorPTweets Silent since the opposition to the protesters,
‘Enemy At the Gates ‘
was exposed as #Stonewall,
the REAL playground bullies & mob of 2019 No Outsiders Panto

Please Sir, break your silence on

#Equality was core of the national debate

How can the EX-EHRC chair be silent after being wrong about the bigger threat to democracy,

The opposition, #StonewallLaw Disciples, No Outsiders misrepresented EA2010, Queering the curriculum by stealth,
Circumventing parents rights
Indoctrinating kids with a radical ideology ImageImageImageImage
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Another #THREAD about the sinister & shadowy network of opaquely funded right-wing free-market think tanks (lobbying groups), funded by US Libertarian billionaires, that have infiltrated & threaten our democracy.

This one concerns Policy Exchange's current attack on our Police.
The Policy Exchange report says the Home Office should use its powers to reform "failing" police forces, replacing chief constables if necessary, as some common offences are "in essence almost entirely decriminalised" because policing has "lost its way".…
Using divisive culture war rhetoric imported from the US far-right, the report states that the public feels police officers are "more interested in being woke than solving crimes". While this may be true for a radicalised minority of the public, it is a dangerous & absurd claim.
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1-ignored Wing #Animez_UK ‘s #techabuse to me.
2- claimed speak up aggravated male anger #coercivecontrol- implied>stay silent & endure 14yrs of techabuse as long as I am physically safe.
3-my fault to be abused & for Wing to harm me physically?

#victimblaming Image
Wing from #Animez_UK calls himself ‘eternal’ who never goes away & stops techabuses me.
-A serial #stalker will find his way to stalk & monitor me.
-I never send tweets, he stalks my tweets.
-I never contacted him, he forces himself in to techabuse me.
#DAVRO #coercivecontrol Image
How can I stop speaking up when he never stops the #techabuse to me which is equally serious to physical abuse? A complex case doesn't degrade its seriousness when the scars and injuries are less evident to physcial and sexual abuse. #Animez_UK #coercivecontrol #domesticabuse
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#TheyDontKnowAndTheyDoItAnyway. -|- "Conclusions
- Water #fluoridation results in higher plasma #fluoride levels in those with lower #renal function. How routine water #fluoridation may affect the many millions of Americans with Chronic #Kidney Disease, ..."
" ... who are particularly susceptible to heavy metal and mineral accumulation, needs to be further investigated."
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In 1950s USA, legislation barred the teaching of “subversive” doctrines: teachers were forced to take loyalty oaths & were required to teach the “American way” of “free enterprise”.

With the banning of anti-capitalism discussion in schools, are we heading the same way?
Interesting 2020 article by historian Dr Jennifer Luff, who correctly points out that in Britain, anticapitalism wasn’t banned in English classrooms during the cold war – so why is it now?…
Each Government shapes the school curriculum, & in 2020, the UK Government explicitly banned from English classrooms materials produced by groups with “extreme political stances”.

Most of these extreme principles – racism, antisemitism & authoritarianism – are uncontroversial.
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If someone confesses a belief in values deemed to be ‘extreme’, they are on the path to violence and should be referred to #Prevent; those who do not or no longer believe in these values are deemed ‘safe’. 

But there is scant evidence to suggest that such an approach works
The focus on ideological factors, as found in Prevent, ignores a host of other causes behind violence, and assumes a linear progression between #thought and #action
It also means that it is almost impossible to assess whether Prevent is having any positive impact
It also means that it is almost impossible to assess whether Prevent is having any positive impact – while pre-criminal approaches may be comforting for demonstrating an industrious response against terrorism, it is almost impossible to know if it is the right one.
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The findings show an absence of a systematic and coordinated plot to take over these schools and an absence of any concerted and deliberate plot to promote radicalisation and violent extremism of Muslim children in these schools or elsewhere

language used to talk about the issues of “radicalisation” & “extremism” is itself the subject of considerable debate (Kundnani 2012; Lynch 2013). There is also a difficulty in understanding fully these issues cos there is a lack of an objective or universally accepted definition
As soon as the media took hold of the allegations, there was huge publicity about the promotion of extremism, radicalisation & terrorism.
At the time, the press also expressed many irrational anxieties about these Muslim majority schools (Arthur 2015). Even though, from the
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Fundamental #BritishValues & #Democracy the Vision

Versus the Reality

#Embedding #Prevent-laced No Outsiders, #QueerTheory project
to #deradicalise potential #radicals & #homophobes from #nursery in Birmingham
#DfE declared..#Social, #Moral, #Spiritual & #Cultural..purposes maintained thru promoting #FBV

Translated in Birmingham as
#QueerValues to deradicalise
embedding #StonewallLaw
that erases tolerance, freedom of thought/religion/speech/ belief &
#threatens #democracy
#Prevent-laced No Outsiders, ideological marriage made in heaven to target the Muslamic Radicals embedded in nursery kids,
the epicentre school is reborn after the scandal & the 'enemy within' removed

& in 2019 the 'enemy at the gates' returns EX-EHRC CHAIR 's programme title
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‘The Trojan Horse Scandal and the Problem of Equalities in Britain Today’.

The event examined the scandal from a broad range of perspectives, engaging with debates on #equalities, #liberalism, and #Britishness.…
It also provided an opportunity to discuss and generate a dialogue about the significance of the 'Trojan Horse’ scandal and the duty placed on schools after the scandal to promote Fundamental British Values (FBV) in the promotion of #democracy.
Speakers analysed how both are reproducing narratives of racial discrimination & inequalities in a context that is informed by minoritising communities, #problematising specific religious #values, & essentialising the signification of social, religious, & cultural identities.
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'Radical transgenderism'
I agree

Note how media, think-tanks mute on this radicalism that is indoctrinating the nations kids from nursery ?

R they scared of these radicals ?
Can there be a greater 'enemy within' than the media-manufactured one

#CounteringExtremism Image
#Prevent-laced No Outsiders,
the marriage of twin 'woke' ideologies; use interrogation of kids identities from nursery, the formative years

Embedded in the wake of #TrojanHorseHoax Birmingham

Manufacturing new enemies within to embed ideologies into minds of babes ImageImageImageImage
@rakibehsan is mute on the Educate & Celebrate award school Anderton Park Birmingham
HT bans use of term 'boys & girls' 2021

She's been fighting 'Educated Eichmanns from 3+ yr olds that come into her school

Parents objected too loudly; branded 'hateful extremists ' of 2019 ImageImageImageImage
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#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
Fancy being so far right that you think GB "News" is too woke! 🤪

#RashfordSanchoSaka #ENG
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Where is the world's 1st Counter Terrorism Think-tank JUST when we need it

A job for #MaajidNawaz

“No idea is above scrutiny and no people are beneath dignity.” ...

Prevent from nursery
Intellectually terminates 'isms'
Make theocracy a taboo like racism & homophobia
He had a toolbox travelling internationally to groom us on 'isms'
& was for 'how to spot radicalisation from nursery '

Jewish extremism, supremacy & radicalisation never benefitted from his expertise

We see #IsraeliTerrorism daily, young girl shot in the back in her own home
Media Megaphones who blast on 'isms'
are mute as we see the classroom radicalisation of Jewish kids to hate Arabs to the fruits of such teaching young kids:
national anthem of 'Death to Arabs' & 'May Your Village Burn ' chants in a brutal Apartheid State on Flag March
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#Quilliam styled itself as a "think-tank" but served to only amplify & promote pseudo-science such as CVE & anti-Muslim conspiracy theories. It received millions from right-wing groups & worked with the state to criminalize Muslim communities…
Quilliam was established in 2007 & supported the U.K. govt’s discriminatory #Prevent strategy. Prevent has been criticized by govt officials, human rights experts, academics, teachers, & community organizers for securitizing & criminalizing Muslims.…
Quilliam has “long argued for a tougher line on non-violent extremism.” In 2015, Quilliam’s Managing Director Haras Rafiq, criticized the Prevent strategy for not doing enough.…
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A THREAD on 'masks', & the growing polarization that is harming all of us.

We urgently need to develop effective ways to reduce divisions, & claw back common courtesy & decency.

There's no quick fix.

It requires all of us to take responsibility for what we say & write.
MASKS have been used throughout human history, on all sorts of occasions — religious, celebratory, punitive, therapeutic and playful.

They are used to entertain, frighten, disguise and protect.

Masks can also be used to foster the emergence of new identities. Image
We sometimes wear metaphorical masks. We may feel the need to mask our true feelings in order to protect ourselves or others, or to conceal selfish, ulterior motives. We are said to ‘drop the mask’ in those rare, intimate moments in which we reveal our ‘inner, authentic’ selves. Image
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The @Conservatives know that their cynical & inflammatory culture war is not just divisive, but extremely dangerous.

The head of Historic England says employees have received many threats.

The unhinged Tories & their media backers are going full Trump.
Last year, Britain’s top lawyers wrote to Priti Patel to express their concern after a man with a large knife entered a London law firm & launched a “violent, racist attack” was said to be directly motivated by Patel's irresponsible comments.…
Since 2018, Europol, the FBI & MI5 have all said that FAR RIGHT TERROR PLOTS ARE MULTIPLYING FASTER THAN ISLAMIST ONES, yet a #PREVENT review is to be led by grotesque hard-right crank William Shawcross, who describes gay rights & climate change as "PC".…
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Since 2018, Europol, the FBI & MI5 have all said that FAR RIGHT TERROR PLOTS ARE MULTIPLYING FASTER THAN ISLAMIST ONES, yet a #PREVENT review is to be led by grotesque hard-right crank William Shawcross, who describes gay rights & climate change as "PC".…
Shawcross adores #Murdoch, & has written of a “vast fifth column” of Muslims in Europe who “wish to destroy us”.

PREVENT stats show that in 2020, 30% of people deemed to be at risk of hateful #radicalisation came from Islamic backgrounds, 43% were potential far-right extremists.
17 human rights & community groups say they will boycott the #PREVENT review in protest at the appointment of Shawcross, because "the UK government has no interest in conducting an objective & impartial review of the strategy".…
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Thread: I wrote an article for @CeasefireMag about #Prevent & the upcoming 'review' based on my research w/ @PREVENTwatchUK.

Here are five key points:
1. Reviews & revisions are misnomers for expanding Prevent powers & reach, which is evident when analysing its history.
2. We must not only boycott this Shawcross-led review, we must hold the line at the abolishment of the entire Prevent programme & linked counter-extremism (CE) initiatives - from root to branch it's discriminatory & serves a political agenda; it's not about public safety.
3. People w/ vested interests in Prevent & CE are usually given centre-stage during 'reviews' and put forward 'critique' which results in more power to practioners & its expansion.
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Really pleased to see our new article published today in Policing and Society:… Free version:… Accepted manuscript:…
The article reports on a mixed-methods study on law enforcement's actions in #cybercrime communities, including quants analysis, interviews with people in these communities, and with LEAs (including interviews with FBI agents and UK law enforcement)
We found that arrests and sentencing have little effect on these online illicit economies, but centralised LEAs like the FBI are developing new strategies which are having surprising effects, both of which involve enrolling platforms/intermediaries.
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