COINTELPRO was a series of covert and often illegal projects conducted by the FBI from the late 1950s through the 1970s. It was aimed at surveilling, infiltrating, discrediting and disrupting community groups fighting for justice.
Cageprisoners releases its report, Good Muslim, Bad Muslim, as a response to the revised Prevent strategy put forward by the UK government.
Cageprisoners responds to the revised Prevent strategy - a document that is as flawed as its predecessor.
The government’s strategy is not new or clever, it is a rehash of the same lines that have been promoted under Blair and Brown.
The post 7/7 “soft-approach” to challenging “extremism and terrorism within the Muslim community” became known as the ‘Prevent’ programme. I talk in the past tense because the policy, to all intents and purposes, is almost dead. The counter-terrorism review, which will disclose its findings at the start of 2011, will hopefully make this flawed and knee-jerk policy a thing of the past, and rightfully so.