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The Manchester Arena Inquiry: Issues to be resolved

The Manchester Arena Inquiry: Issues to be resolved

Related Content As we await the conclusion of the Manchester Arena bombing inquiry, Richard Scorer of Slater Gordon Solicitors, who represent many of the victim’s families, writes for Policy Exchange. Richard captures issues of critical importance. These include the...

Prevent needs to have confidence in its own identity

Prevent needs to have confidence in its own identity

When William Shawcross was appointed to lead an independent review of Prevent, I argued he needed to put the fight against non-violent extremism at the heart of the strategy.  As we approach the long-awaited submission of his report to the Home Secretary, interest is increasing.

Anti Zionism Coordination (AZC) Annual Conference and Jeremy Corbyn MP

Anti Zionism Coordination (AZC) Annual Conference and Jeremy Corbyn MP

On 12 February 2022, Anti Zionism Coordination (AZC) held online its annual rally, entitled 2022, The Year to Combat Normalization: We Will Resist the Entity and Protect the Homeland. The AZC — said to be based in Istanbul — was launched in February 2021, bringing together ‘anti-normalisation’ and ‘pro-Palestinian’ activists from 20 countries.

UK Islamist reactions to the proscription of Hamas as an international terrorist group

UK Islamist reactions to the proscription of Hamas as an international terrorist group

On 19 November 2021, Home Secretary Priti Patel laid before Parliament an order to outlaw the Islamist terrorist movement Hamas in its entirety from the UK, stating “This action will support efforts to protect the British public and the international community in the global fight against terrorism”. This step has extended the proscription of Hamas’s ‘military wing’, which was implemented back in 2001. The List of proscribed international terrorist groups declares “The government now assess that the approach of distinguishing between the various parts of Hamas is artificial. Hamas is a complex but single terrorist organisation”.

Secularism, Islamism and schools in France

Secularism, Islamism and schools in France

Related Content  In September 2021, the French government launched a four-year training programme for teachers to strengthen schools’ commitment to secular values. A recent study, published in December 2021, demonstrates some of the challenges for this programme.IFOP...

Splits continue in the Muslim Brotherhood: latest developments

Splits continue in the Muslim Brotherhood: latest developments

After Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi took power in Egypt in 2014, leading figures in the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood fled to Middle Eastern countries – especially Qatar and Turkey – as well as to several Western nations. It should be remembered that Egypt is the country where the Muslim Brotherhood was established in 1928, and therefore the ‘mother movement’ is still highly regarded within the global ranks affiliated with the Ikhwan.