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  • You have rights! They are there to protect you and to protect society at large. If police or intelligence officers question you, be careful - especially if they question you about matters connected to terrorism. The law on terrorism is very vague and wide-ranging, and you may find yourself in unexpected difficulties if you talk to police without taking advice from a lawyer.

  • by Richard Haley
    Anti-semitism is a crime, anti-zionism is a duty

    The Scottish Government has adopted the controversial definition of anti-semitism used by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. It needs to think again.

  • Stop Arming Saudi

    Revulsion over British complicity in Saudi war crimes has put Britain’s relationship  with Saudi Arabia under welcome scrutiny. But attention is likely to be deflected onto Britain’s Muslim communities. They are at risk, yet again, of being scapegoated from the outside and de-politicised from the inside. A Scottish initiative is a world leader at doing just that.

  • Samena Dean presenting Islamophobia in Edinburgh Schools

    A new report on experiences of Islamophobia in Edinburgh schools was launched at a packed meeting at Edinburgh's Annandale Mosque on Friday 2 June. It received enthusiastic support from Ben Macpherson MSP and Councillors Gordon Munro, Amy Mcneese-Mechan and Susan Rae.

  • by Paul O'Hanlon
    Manchester Town Hall

    Let’s stand firm with the victims of violence be it Manchester, Madrid, Moscow, Nice, Paris, Brussels, New York, London, Fallujah, Aleppo, Mosul, Palestine and indeed everywhere. And let’s have an ethical foreign policy and drain that swamp.

  • Armed police posing at Glasgow airport

    A freedom of information response from Strathclyde Police, dated 29 January 2010, gives an interesting picture of the development of the Prevent strategy in Scotland. The statement emphasises the intelligence-gathering aspect of Prevent.

  • Scrap Prevent

    SACC briefing on Prevent, updated for Spring 2017. What Prevent is, why it's wrong, what the law says about it and what we should do about it.

  • Robert Gordon University

    87% of funding awarded to NGOs by the Scottish Government to support delivery of the 'Prevent' counter-extremism strategy goes to undisclosed organisations.  The Scottish Government has provided limited information on how the remaining 13% is being spent. Recipients have included Robert Gordon University, St Andrews University and Edinburgh University.

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