Posted: Thu, 10 Aug 2017
Lobbyists attempting to undermine and spread misinformation about Prevent – the government's counter-radicalisation safeguarding strategy - have suffered three setbacks in two weeks.
Government’s own legal advice says plans to outlaw ‘non-violent extremism’ are incompatible with free speech
Posted: Tue, 31 Jan 2017
The Government's plans to ban 'non-violent extremism' are "sinking without trace", a source close to the efforts has told the Guardian.
Posted: Fri, 21 Oct 2016
The Government has been criticised for failing to offer more detail on proposals for 'extremism disruption orders' – measures which the NSS has criticised for the damage they could cause to freedom of speech.
Posted: Thu, 25 Aug 2016
The NSS has tentatively welcomed parts of a report by the Home Affairs Committee on counter extremism and radicalisation. Aspects of the report have been criticised by free speech and counter-extremism advocates.
Posted: Fri, 30 Oct 2015
A new campaign to oppose the Government's controversial plans for Extremism Disruption Orders (EDOs) has been officially launched in Parliament.
Posted: Mon, 19 Oct 2015
The Government has released its long-awaited counter-extremism plan, and set out a host of measures aimed at tackling the spread of radical Islamist ideologies.
Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2015
The counter-extremism think tank Quilliam has urged the Government to base counter-extremism efforts around human rights, rather than "contentious" British values.
Posted: Tue, 23 Jun 2015
An Islamic scholar has released an extensive syllabus for use by teachers and children which seeks to rebut extremist Islamist ideology.
Posted: Wed, 27 May 2015
The National Secular Society has expressed concern over new "anti-extremism" plans announced in the Conservative Government's first Queen's Speech.
Posted: Thu, 14 May 2015
The National Secular Society has expressed concern at the Government's new proposals to challenge extremism and radicalisation.
Posted: Mon, 24 Nov 2014
The Home Secretary has announced a raft of new measures to prevent extremism, radicalisation and terrorism.
Posted: Mon, 14 Jul 2014
Some of the imams working in UK prisons as chaplains have links with Muslim extremist groups, and may be contributing to the radicalisation of inmates, The Times newspaper has revealed.
Posted: Wed, 18 Dec 2013
Religious fundamentalism is not a marginal phenomenon in Western Europe, nor is it restricted to Islam. This conclusion is drawn in a large-scale study published by Ruud Koopmans from the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.