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Are strategies to prevent radicalisation working?

Are strategies to prevent radicalisation working?

International, News, Politics
With a rise in the number of young Britons joining extremist groups such as ISIL the effectiveness of the government's Prevent strategy to prevent radicalisation is being questioned. Report Amie Filcher and Steff Humm. Sub edited by Kait Borsay. The identification of Mohammed Emwazi as ISIL extremist “Jihadi John” has provoked criticism of the Prevent strategy, which seeks to pre-empt and block radicalisation through terrorist propaganda. An arm of the UK’s counter-terrorism policy, CONTEST, Prevent aims to counter the risks of radicalisation by challenging the promotion of extremist ideologies and offering support to individuals deemed most at risk of being drawn into terrorism and the institutions they might belong to. The strategy, introduced in 2003 and amended in 2012 to in
Don’t blame university for extremism say students

Don’t blame university for extremism say students

News, Student
Students have defended the reputation of Westminster University in the light of the identification of Mohammed Emwazi (AKA 'Jihadi John') as an alumni. The university remains on 'amber alert' -  a heightened awareness of security problems. Reporters: Danae Diz & Alex Leonards Sub- editor: Jipsa George At the Cavendish campus the atmosphere is no different than a normal day. Students are gathered outside on breaks while others drink coffee and eat their lunch inside. They seem oblivious to the amber alert security measures that have been put in place. Speaking to Westminster World, Nuh, a 21-year-old student who studies Computer Science, says:“ I don’t think Westminster has had any effect on his influences, or extremism.” Nuh blames the government for 'Jihadi John’s' actions: D
Islamic Society postpones controversial preacher in light of “Jihadi John” identification

Islamic Society postpones controversial preacher in light of “Jihadi John” identification

Harrow, News
The Islamic Society (ISOC) at Westminster University has stated it has no connection with Mohammed Emwazi, widely known as "Jihadi John." Talk postponed by a controversial Islamic preacher. By Alex Leonards and Danae Diz The student society, which was  due to hold a talk by controversial "homophobic" speaker Shaykh Haitham al-Haddad, assured fellow students they had no connection with "Jihadi John”. The Society added that they were not connected to any extremist groups and it “should be obvious and not need stating, but given the climate, it has become necessary to clarify such things in statements such as this.” Infamous British IS member Mohammed Emwazi, also known as "Jihadi John", graduated from The University of Westminster  in 2009 with a degree in Computer Science. But ISOC has