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LEAKED: The Muslim organisations in the UK that get Prevent funding

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LEAKED: The Muslim organisations in the UK that get Prevent funding

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A leaked government document has named “vetted” organisations in receipt of £1.2 million in Prevent counter-extremism funding.

According to the advocacy organisation CAGE, a Home Office document titled “Local Delivery Best Practice Catalogue” leaked by Public Interest Investigations names organisations and projects vetted and funded by the government to deliver the controversial Prevent strategy nationally.

Prevent is widely considered to be a monitoring and spying exercise which targets the Muslim community.

Produced by the OSCT (Office for Security and Counter Terrorism), the document reveals four projects, part of the so called “national counter narrative,” which appear to acknowledge that each was part of a British government covert propaganda strategy.

Each of the projects claim to be independent “grassroots” campaigns tackling extremism, however, the leaked document appears to show that each is a “RICU product,” in a reference to the Home Office strategic communications agency the Research Information and Communication Unit.

The four projects are Faith on the Frontline, Families Against Stress and Trauma, MakingAStand (a campaign launched by an organisation called Inspire) and A Tale of Two Cities. Each of these projects involved covert direction and funding from RICU and its communications agency Breakthrough Media Limited.

Prevent-funded organisations

Other organisations and individuals mentioned in the document include:

Upstanding Neighbourhoods (Birmingham) including training input from third parties (e.g. Salaam Institute and Radical Thinking CIC)

British or Muslim: Providing Positive Messages (London Tri-borough) – Third party provider London Tigers

Sara Khan of the so-called counter extremism organisation Inspire

Sara Khan of the so-called counter extremism organisation Inspire

Reach (Blackburn with Darwen)

FIDA Management: Capacity & Resilience (Waltham Forest) – Third party provider FIDA Management

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (London Tri-borough)

Supporting Families (Blackburn with Darwen)

Raising Voices – Third party provider STR!VE (Leicester)

Tackling Extremism through Women & Families (Derby)

Young Leaders (Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Crawley) Third party provider currently Active Change Foundation

Community Outreach & Engagement – Active Change Foundation (Waltham Forest)

Building Community Resilience – Third party provider London Tigers (Tower Hamlets, Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham)

Imam Asim Hafiz, Faith on the Frontlines

Imam Asim Hafiz, Faith on the Frontlines

Powers of Persuasion – third party provider Second Wave (Lewisham)

Challenging Extremist Narratives in Schools (High Wycombe) – Third party provider EqualiTeach

Respect for One Another (Leicester) – contact Will Baldet

Choices: Alternatives to Extremism (Bradford)

Choices: Mainstreaming Prevent Education (Bradford)

Walk on By (Newham) – contact Ghaffar Hussain

GAME ON (Stoke-on-Trent) – Third party provider Reveal Theatre

One Extreme to the Other – GW Theatre (Blackburn, Liverpool, Leeds & Luton)

Saleha Jaffer, founder of Families Against Stress and Trauma

Saleha Jaffer, founder of Families Against Stress and Trauma

Tapestry (Birmingham) – Third party provider The Play House Theatre Company

Supporting Schools ( Blackburn)

Identity, belonging, extremism – FIDA Management (Waltham Forest)

Digital Resilience (Waltham Forest)

Internet Safety (Blackburn with Darwen)

Web Guardians (Haringey, Luton,and Crawley) – Third party provider JAN Trust

Mosque resilience and capacity building (Ealing) – Third party provider Faith Associates

Supporting Madrassahs (Brent) – HA9 Consultancy Limited

Pathwayz (Birmingham) – Third party provider KIKIT Pathways to Recovery

Muslimah Matters (Ealing) – Third party provider not listed.

Government’s “deceptive strategy”

Despite being dated March 2015, the document highlights that the projects will be used to produce a best practice catalogue once the evaluation period is completed in March 2016.

Asim Qureshi, CAGE Research Director, said: “These revelations call for a serious dialogue within the Muslim community on the legitimacy of government-sanctioned activism. It also highlights the government’s deceptive approach in engaging with Muslim communities and again calls into question the failing Prevent policy and its shadow, the global CVE campaign.

“This document also conclusively demonstrates the relationship and oversight the Home Office has over ostensibly community-led projects. CAGE’s earlier report ‘We are completely independent’ and the Guardian revelations, have previously highlighted these points and demonstrated how RICU was in effect directing and attempting to manufacture consent for Prevent amongst Muslim communities.”


(This post by 5Pillars originally featured here)

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A leaked government document has named “vetted” organisations in receipt of £1.2 million in Prevent counter-extremism funding.

According to the advocacy organisation CAGE, a Home Office document titled “Local Delivery Best Practice Catalogue” leaked by Public Interest Investigations names organisations and projects vetted and funded by the government to deliver the controversial Prevent strategy nationally.

Prevent is widely considered to be a monitoring and spying exercise which targets the Muslim community.

Produced by the OSCT (Office for Security and Counter Terrorism), the document reveals four projects, part of the so called “national counter narrative,” which appear to acknowledge that each was part of a British government covert propaganda strategy.

Each of the projects claim to be independent “grassroots” campaigns tackling extremism, however, the leaked document appears to show that each is a “RICU product,” in a reference to the Home Office strategic communications agency the Research Information and Communication Unit.

The four projects are Faith on the Frontline, Families Against Stress and Trauma, MakingAStand (a campaign launched by an organisation called Inspire) and A Tale of Two Cities. Each of these projects involved covert direction and funding from RICU and its communications agency Breakthrough Media Limited.

Prevent-funded organisations

Other organisations and individuals mentioned in the document include:

Upstanding Neighbourhoods (Birmingham) including training input from third parties (e.g. Salaam Institute and Radical Thinking CIC)

British or Muslim: Providing Positive Messages (London Tri-borough) – Third party provider London Tigers

Sara Khan of the so-called counter extremism organisation Inspire

Sara Khan of the so-called counter extremism organisation Inspire

Reach (Blackburn with Darwen)

FIDA Management: Capacity & Resilience (Waltham Forest) – Third party provider FIDA Management

Strengthening Families, Strengthening Communities (London Tri-borough)

Supporting Families (Blackburn with Darwen)

Raising Voices – Third party provider STR!VE (Leicester)

Tackling Extremism through Women & Families (Derby)

Young Leaders (Redbridge, Waltham Forest and Crawley) Third party provider currently Active Change Foundation

Community Outreach & Engagement – Active Change Foundation (Waltham Forest)

Building Community Resilience – Third party provider London Tigers (Tower Hamlets, Redbridge and Barking & Dagenham)

Imam Asim Hafiz, Faith on the Frontlines

Imam Asim Hafiz, Faith on the Frontlines

Powers of Persuasion – third party provider Second Wave (Lewisham)

Challenging Extremist Narratives in Schools (High Wycombe) – Third party provider EqualiTeach

Respect for One Another (Leicester) – contact Will Baldet

Choices: Alternatives to Extremism (Bradford)

Choices: Mainstreaming Prevent Education (Bradford)

Walk on By (Newham) – contact Ghaffar Hussain

GAME ON (Stoke-on-Trent) – Third party provider Reveal Theatre

One Extreme to the Other – GW Theatre (Blackburn, Liverpool, Leeds & Luton)

Saleha Jaffer, founder of Families Against Stress and Trauma

Saleha Jaffer, founder of Families Against Stress and Trauma

Tapestry (Birmingham) – Third party provider The Play House Theatre Company

Supporting Schools ( Blackburn)

Identity, belonging, extremism – FIDA Management (Waltham Forest)

Digital Resilience (Waltham Forest)

Internet Safety (Blackburn with Darwen)

Web Guardians (Haringey, Luton,and Crawley) – Third party provider JAN Trust

Mosque resilience and capacity building (Ealing) – Third party provider Faith Associates

Supporting Madrassahs (Brent) – HA9 Consultancy Limited

Pathwayz (Birmingham) – Third party provider KIKIT Pathways to Recovery

Muslimah Matters (Ealing) – Third party provider not listed.

Government’s “deceptive strategy”

Despite being dated March 2015, the document highlights that the projects will be used to produce a best practice catalogue once the evaluation period is completed in March 2016.

Asim Qureshi, CAGE Research Director, said: “These revelations call for a serious dialogue within the Muslim community on the legitimacy of government-sanctioned activism. It also highlights the government’s deceptive approach in engaging with Muslim communities and again calls into question the failing Prevent policy and its shadow, the global CVE campaign.

“This document also conclusively demonstrates the relationship and oversight the Home Office has over ostensibly community-led projects. CAGE’s earlier report ‘We are completely independent’ and the Guardian revelations, have previously highlighted these points and demonstrated how RICU was in effect directing and attempting to manufacture consent for Prevent amongst Muslim communities.”


(This post by 5Pillars originally featured here)

Whilst you’re here…

The Muslim Vibe is a non-profit media platform aiming to inspire, inform and empower Muslims like you. Our goal is to provide a space for young Muslims to learn about their faith as well as news stories affecting them, so we can reclaim the Muslim narrative from the mainstream.

Your support will help us achieve this goal, and enable us to produce more original content. Your support can help us in the fight against Islamophobia, by building a powerful platform for young Muslims who can share their ideas, experiences and opinions for a better future.

Please consider supporting The Muslim Vibe, from as little as £1 – it will only take a minute. Thank you and Jazakallah.

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