‘Rethink of Prevent strategy’ needed to end radicalisation, says Rudd

By Sairah Masud HOME SECRETARY Amber Rudd was in Tower Hamlets on Tuesday (29) to discuss how community engagement had to be improved through the government’s Prevent strategy in tackling radicalisation. Meeting with women who are involved in the counter-terrorism policy’s operation in the city, it was advised that a more proactive approach was needed to avoid alienating communities and address misunderstandings that the policy is solely being targeted at Islamic extremism. Group members expressed how the current ‘Prevent’ label is hindering the policy’s objectives, with rejection from many Muslims who view it as ‘stigmatising’, ‘toxic’ and a ‘taboo’. Amber…

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