Wednesday, 31 March 2010

'Prevent' and 'Contest' - opinion

Phyllis Starkey, Guardian, Comment is Free, Mishandling Muslim communities, 30 Mar 2010 "Another serious problem threatening Prevent is a view that information collected for the purposes of project monitoring in fact amounts to "spying" on Muslims. Community mapping efforts required to target project delivery have become confused, in the minds of both those in local authorities and voluntary organisations delivering the programme and those at whom it is aimed, with the kind of "intelligence gathering" undertaken by the police (to combat crime) or the security services (to pursue terrorism suspects)."