London – In a desperate attempt to claw back lost ground, the Crest Advisory, a think tank tied to the government, police and the Islamophobia industry, has today published “research” whitewashing the Prevent policy. The think tank has also, in the past, conducted work towards improving the delivery and PR of Prevent.
The claims made in the report, which include that Muslims by and large support Prevent, fly in the face of statements by the United Nations, former and current members of the Metropolitan police, politicians, teachers and an ever growing number of concerned families and campaigners that have repeated over the years that Prevent is toxic.
Cerie Bullivant, spokesperson for CAGE, said:
“Since recent stories have exposed the level of deception and underhandedness of Prevent to more groups in society than ever before, this research tries to turn back the tide and project the absurd impression that Muslims – who make up ground zero for the programme – actually support it.”
“The survey relied upon a presentation of Prevent that is not true to life. It ignored over a decade of case studies, research, leaks and testimonies that attest to the fact that the bland and technical language of government about Prevent does not align with the reality of it.”
“The study has been funded by a secret trust. The leadership of Crest has vested interests in the security industry. As a result, it is unsurprising that the group has sought to whitewash the Islamophobic Prevent policy.”
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