News

  • 21 September 2016
    MWAE would like to thank everyone who came to the vigil on Tuesday evening. Your support is greatly appreciated at a time when Muslim communities are suffering a disturbing increase in Islamophobic attacks.
  • 19 September 2016
    Britain has spent £44.455 million firing Hellfire in coalition operations in Iraq and Syria over the last 20 months
  • 09 September 2016
    Amina MWRC was given £21,000 by the Scottish Government last year for "Educating Against Extremism". This sits awkwardly with its claim that its workshops were not funded by Prevent.
  • 09 September 2016
    SACC gives a cautious welcome to the Early Day Motion tabled this week by Alistair Carmichael MP calling for Prevent to be scrapped. We remain opposed to any move to replace Prevent with alternative schemes for monitoring and manipulating Muslims.
  • 18 August 2016
    Edinburgh College has withdrawn all references to the government's controversial Prevent strategy from training given to staff today. The decision came after the college EIS branch threatened to boycott the training
  • 15 August 2016
    Teachers in Glasgow schools received training last week in the controversial Prevent strategy. SACC is dismayed that this training has been delivered in the face of opposition from human rights organisations and trade unions. Prevent is a snitchers' charter that turns educators into informants.
  • 02 August 2016
    Hundreds of people marched against racism, homophobia and fascism in Leith on Saturday under the banner United Colours of Leith.
  • 26 July 2016
    The Joint Committee on Human Rights has published it's report on counter-extremism. It says "No" to Theresa May's Counter Extremism and Safeguarding Bill, and "Maybe" to Prevent.

Background & Comment

  • by Frances Webber
    ADX Florence, Colorado
    Writing in October 2012, former barrister Frances Webber looks at the injustice confronting Khalid al-Fawwaz, the facing extradition to the US after being held for 14 years without trial in the UK
  • Thought crime
    The government’s Prevent strategy is dividing our communities and will do nothing to deter terrorism, warns Stephen Smellie in the Morning Star
  • Moray Place
    The National Council of the EIS agreed a resolution opposing Prevent in January 2016
  • Rahman Mohammadi speaking at Prevent Conference, London
    Rahmaan Mohammadi speaks about his experience as a school student targeted by Prevent at the age of 15 because of his support for Palestine
  • SACC banned
    Following the fantastic Challenging Prevent conference in London on 4 June, SACC has agreed its action plan to stop Prevent in Scotland.
  • Scrap Prevent
    The Government says that Prevent aims to "protect" vulnerable individuals who are at risk of being drawn into terrorism. But its effects are much wider than that. It is trying to change the way we think about Britain's wars in the Middle East. It works by casting suspicion on Muslims
  • by Richard Haley
    Take Onwership workshop, Falkirk, December 2016
    Amina Muslim Women's Resource Centre (Amina MWRC) was given a £15000 grant for "tackling radicalism" in the year ending 31 March 2015, according to accounts filed at Company House. The grant was most likely used to fund Amina's "Take Ownership" workshops, targeting young Muslims
  • Nahella Ahraf speaking in Edinburgh, 30 April 2016
    Public meeting on prevent, 30 April 2016, Edinburgh. If you missed it, you can watch it here. With Zareen Taj, Pete Cannell, Nahella Ashraf, Richard Haley
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