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The Prevent Strategy and Islamophobia

February 19, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

sidmcWe are really pleased to welcome Salma Yaqoob,  Birmingham community activist .

There is growing evidence that the ‘Prevent Strategy’ has become a tool for intimidating and isolating Muslim communities.  The actions of a tiny number of fanatics are being used to clamp down on expressing views on such matters as Syria or Palestine that disagree with government policies.  For instance:

  • A child who took pro Palestine leaflets to school was told by a policeman that  he held terrorist like views. Al Jazeera 23/7/15
  • Another child mentioned eco-terrorism in a debating society meeting.  He  was taken out of class and asked whether he was affiliated to Isis Guardian 23/9/15

There is a two-fold danger.  On the one hand teachers, youth workers, imams, etc. are recruited to become thought police and, on the other, a part of the population feels under threat, fearful of expressing political views.

This meeting will examine the Prevent Strategy and what we can do to stop government policies feeding Islamophobia.

Details

Date:
February 19, 2016
Time:
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Organizer

Sheffield PSC
Email:
enquiries@sheffieldpsc.org.uk
Website:
www.sheffieldpsc.org.uk

Venue

Unity Centre
St Leonard's Rd
Rotherham, S65 1PD United Kingdom
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