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Mentoring the Radical Right: Talking to a Channel Referral and his mentor

Sean Arbuthnot Blogs 30/06/2019

“The main reason I left the far right was because of my mentor’s guidance.” (Jack, former Prevent referral.) Every year in the UK, Prevent helps hundreds of people leave extremist ideologies behind and walk a safer path. One of the ways in which it does this is through Channel – a voluntary, confidential programme that […]

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Blogs | 26/04/2019

Talking Terror Podcast: Prevent

Talking Terror is a podcast series presented and produced by Dr. John F. Morrison, a senior lecturer in criminology at Royal Holloway, University of London. In the episodes John talks to world leading experts of terrorism and extremism about their research findings and its impact. These conversations will allow the listener to get an in-depth […]

Blogs | 17/01/2019

Who cares? The untold story of the ISIS ‘Child Army’

It was the first case of mass radicalisation of children in the UK, but few know what really happened behind the headlines. For the first time, here is the untold story of the ISIS ‘child army’.

Blogs | 10/01/2019

What do the latest Prevent statistics tell us about the radical right in the UK?

It strikes me as odd that the UK’s Prevent Strategy is regularly called secretive, lacking in transparency and likened to spying. This is because, for some time now, the Home Office has routinely published detailed statistical data relating to individuals referred to and supported by Prevent and Channel.

Blogs | 30/11/2018

Catalyst or catharsis- Inside the DFLA secret Facebook groups

In October 2018, the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA) took to the streets of London in their thousands to protest against issues such as “returning jihadists” and “rape gangs”. Keen to stress they are not racists but concerned members of the public, a grassroots movement who simply want to be heard, they claim the voice of the ordinary citizen is being marginalised and that no political party truly speaks for them.

Blogs | 27/10/2018

Here’s how we should combat radical right-wing terrorism

On 22 May 2017, an Islamist suicide bomber detonated his bomb outside an Ariana Grande pop concert at the Manchester Arena. His chosen target was guaranteed to kill the most innocent in our society, young people, predominantly teenage girls enjoying a night of music and dancing.