What is the Prevent strategy?


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What is the UK government's Prevent strategy for tackling Islamic fundamentalism?

The Prevent Strategy is part of the UK Government's anti terrorism programme. Its aim is to identify people who are susceptible to radicalisation and then to try to prevent them from taking action. It relies on the co-operation of the community - teachers, parents, religious leaders etc - to identify people they are worried are becoming radicalised. It is not just about Islamic fundamentalism - in some parts of the UK there are more cases of right-wing extremism reported. Prevent is controversial though - the government says it has prevented 150 people from going to fight in Syria and Iraq, but some people say it can be counterproductive and alienate people.


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