CAGE’s Outreach Director, Moazzam Begg will be speaking at SOAS about the government’s PREVENT and wider ‘counter-terrorism’ strategy and its impact on the Muslim and BME communities in Britain.

Preventing PREVENT

£3.00 (Standard)

When: Tuesday 29 September 2015 18:00-20:00

Where: SOAS, Russell Square

Room: TBC

Time: 6-8pm

The racialised nature of the “War on Terror” has had a severe impact on black and ethnic minority communities in Britain. Whether through surveillance or in more extreme cases, extraordinary rendition, Muslim and BME Britons have faced the wrath of policy that has seamlessly continued the British colonial tradition of policing “the other.”

PREVENT, the British government’s counter-terrorism strategy, inextricably polices BME and Muslim bodies and criminalises their political thought and activity. It is a strategy clearly designed to break up cohesion between Muslims within their communities and spaces.

Looking at the government’s “counter-terrorism” strategy allows us to explore three key, interlocking themes: the ironic extremism of the policies themselves; how they are legitimised by so-called “think tanks”; and the framework of the “War on Terror” and imperial (mis)adventures abroad.

Moazzam Begg, author, ex-Guantanamo prisoner and advocate for the rights of those imprisoned unjustly, will be exploring these themes.

SOAS Students’ Union statement on PREVENT.


Please find here the most recent CAGE work on PREVENT:

Report: Failing our Communities: a case study approach to understanding PREVENT

Report: The PREVENT strategy: a cradle to grave police-state

Video: CAGE publishes leaked PREVENT training DVD

Joint Statement opposing PREVENT strategy

Graphic: PREVENT case study 1

Graphic: PREVENT case study 2

Graphic: PREVENT case study 3

To download the image please see the following link here

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