“With Tell MAMA’s recent cash injection from the Big Lottery Fund (£383,278), I expect the organisation to grow and increase its Muslim-policing activities. However, it is for the Muslim community to realise that they are doing themselves harm if they grant legitimacy to groups like Tell MAMA by reporting Islamophobic incidents to them. There is one place to report anti-Muslim hate crime – the police. We do not need state-paralytic organisations which ingratiate themselves with those dedicated to detrimentally targeting the Muslim minority and deconstructing Islam to act as interlocutors on matters affecting Muslims. That ship sailed a long time ago.”
Read my previous analysis on the HASC Radicalisation report: Home Affairs Select Committee Radicalisation Report is an Effort to Dissipate Momentum against PREVENT and a Dangerous Script for a Closed Society
The Home Affairs Select Committee report on radicalisation referred to two key organisations which have been close to the establishment and have directly or indirectly supported the lambasted PREVENT social engineering programme targeting the Muslim minority: Fiyaz Mughal’s Faith Matters which runs Tell MAMA, and Inspire, run by Sara Khan and Kalsoom Bashir.
Critiques of PREVENT raised by Faith Matters (FM) are reproduced in the Committee report. A comment piece on FM’s submission to the Committee has been published here on the blog already. I highlighted the fact that Mughal himself engages in the very issues his submission criticises. Pertinently, I revealed that the seemingly two-faced Mughal did in fact support PREVENT but believed the “brand” had become “damaged”…
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