‘I have seen first-hand how Prevent saves lives’
Fearing the threat of the ‘bedroom extremist’ radicalised under their own roof, parents are welcoming teachers’ fight against Islamist and far-Right influences
The death of London pupil Kadiza Sultana last month was a stark reminder to the education sector of their pupils’ vulnerability to radicalisation. The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, aware of the risk of extremist targeting, last week announced new work to help safeguard youngsters. This included a helpline, as well as providing advice and support for parents on issues around radicalisation. It was a positive and much-needed step.
As director of Inspire, a counter-extremist organisation, I am under no illusions over the current threat of radicalisation. As I outline ...