“There is much else that can be said, however most is covered in CAGE’s brilliant autopsy of the report.
Far from reigning in the abuses born from the neoconservative-framed “extremism” culturalist discourse, and questioning the dubious theory which is driving it, the report rubber stamps the assumptions and builds on PREVENT, creating the neocon ideal society of a fascism-based closed society.
The message to the establishment held captive to neocon ideas is clear: face-lifting a corpse will not bring it back to life.”
The Home Affairs Select Committee report on counter extremism (“Radicalisation: the counter-narrative and identifying the tipping point”) was never meant to be more than a theatrical designed to stem the gaining momentum tearing apart Britain’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) agenda. The momentum against PREVENT, constituted of Muslims on the ground, countless academics and a number of unions required arresting. The tactic was to take control of this spiralling situation through a “review” where there is token acceptance of issues that are then carefully spun away and the course set upon by neoconservatives in collectively punishing the Muslim psyche through the neo-imperialist CVE project is resumed.
The evidence for the effort to maintain the course of PREVENT is evident from the way the review was framed:
“Our concern was that families and communities were being deeply affected by recruitment of young men and women to fight in Iraq and Syria. We…
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