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OPINION: Home Office Needs to Publish the Prevent Review Now
January 2, 2023 By Faith Matters

OPINION: Home Office Needs to Publish the Prevent Review Now

There have been numerous reports in the press lately suggesting that the delays to the publication of the Prevent Review by Sir William Shawcross hinges on whether groups and individuals should be named who have tried to undermine Prevent, taken monies and then been supportive of extremist groups or who have been quietly obstructive of […]

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Prevent review expected to say Government-funded groups promoted extremism
December 31, 2022 By Faith Matters

Prevent review expected to say Government-funded groups promoted extremism

Draft extracts of the long-delayed review into the Government’s counter-terrorism strategy have reportedly revealed that taxpayers’ money was handed to organisations that “had promoted extremist narratives”. According to extracts in The Telegraph, key figures in organisations that receive funds from the Prevent programme are alleged to have supported the Taliban and even defended militant Islamist […]

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Paris shooting suspect wanted to kill migrants, prosecutors say
December 25, 2022 By Faith Matters

Paris shooting suspect wanted to kill migrants, prosecutors say

The man suspected of shooting dead three Kurds in Paris ahead of Christmas weekend told investigators that he had set out that morning aiming to kill migrants or foreigners and then himself, according to prosecutors. The man, 69, killed three people outside a Kurdish cultural centre on Friday and wounded three others, and was then […]

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German raids target alleged coup plotters – soldier among suspects
December 7, 2022 By Faith Matters

German raids target alleged coup plotters – soldier among suspects

A German soldier was one of dozens of suspects detained on Wednesday during nationwide raids into an extremist group that allegedly aimed to overthrow the government, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Raids involving around 3,000 police officers took place in 11 of Germany’s 16 federal states. Some 130 locations were searched. The key suspects belonged to […]

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Family in court over alleged neo-Nazi music
December 2, 2022 By Faith Matters

Family in court over alleged neo-Nazi music

An alleged neo-Nazi music producer and his singing offspring have appeared at the Old Bailey accused of stirring up racial hatred through music. Robert Talland, 53, his daughter, Rosie Talland, 31, and son, Stephen Talland, 33, were charged following an investigation by Counter Terrorism Policing North East. The case centres on the defendants’ alleged activities […]

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Teenager killed after twin blasts strike near bus stops in Jerusalem
November 23, 2022 By Faith Matters

Teenager killed after twin blasts strike near bus stops in Jerusalem

A teenager has died and at least 18 others have been hurt after two explosions near bus stops in Jerusalem, in what police said were suspected attacks by Palestinians. The first blast occurred near a bus stop on the edge of the city, where many commuters gather during rush hour. The second detonation took place […]

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Rachel Riley Awarded £50,000 in Libel Damages
November 16, 2022 By Faith Matters

Rachel Riley Awarded £50,000 in Libel Damages

Rachel Riley has been awarded £50,000 in damages after winning a libel claim against a political blogger over an article claiming she was a “serial abuser”. Ms Riley, who appears on the Channel 4 show Countdown, sued Mike Sivier after he published an article on his website Vox Political in January 2019 with the headline […]

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UN: Taliban has plunged Afghanistan into ‘dire’ conditions
November 11, 2022 By Faith Matters

UN: Taliban has plunged Afghanistan into ‘dire’ conditions

The UN General Assembly has adopted a resolution accusing the Taliban of violating the human rights of Afghan women and girls, failing to establish a representative government and plunging the country into “dire economic, humanitarian and social conditions”. The resolution also pointed to persistent violence in the country since the Taliban takeover 15 months ago […]

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Police officer killed in suspected terror attack in Brussels
November 10, 2022 By Faith Matters

Police officer killed in suspected terror attack in Brussels

A police officer has died and another was injured following a stabbing attack in Brussels, which a Belgian judicial official said was suspected to be terrorism-linked. The suspected attacker was shot and “neutralised” after the stabbing and taken to hospital, Belgian police said. “One of our patrols was attacked by a man armed with a […]

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Man who attacked Jews, including boy, 14, had prayer to protect against ‘enemy’
November 10, 2022 By Faith Matters

Man who attacked Jews, including boy, 14, had prayer to protect against ‘enemy’

A man has been found guilty of carrying out antisemitic attacks on three Jews after travelling to north London from West Yorkshire. Abdullah Qureshi’s targets included a 14-year-old boy on his way to school and a 64-year-old man, who was knocked out as he made his way to the synagogue. The 30-year-old also hit a […]

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