Home Secretary Amber Rudd visits Karma Nirvana, Yorkshire Post, 30th August 2017

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Counter-terror programme is “doing a fantastic job” insists Home Secretary Amber Rudd during Leeds visit

Home secretary Amber Rudd yesterday issued an unequivocal defence of the Government’s anti-radicalisation programme, after a Yorkshire civil liberties charity called for the controversial policy to be scrapped. Ms Rudd was speaking during a visit to Leeds, where she took a tour of Karma Nirvana, a charity which supports victims of honour crime and forced marriage.

Earlier in the day, charity JUST Yorkshire had published its damning independent review into a strand of the Prevent programme, which concluded that it is “counter-productive”, and is “brewing a climate of self-censorship and fear”.

Co-author and senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University, Dr. Waqas Tufail, said: “Our independent report has engaged with grassroots perspectives and has highlighted the many harms of Prevent, particularly those impacting on Muslim minorities.”

However speaking to The Yorkshire Post, Ms Rudd said she had met a women’s group earlier in the day which was working through Prevent to try and stop people in their community becoming radicalised.

Read the full article in the Yorkshire Post here: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/politics/counter-terror-programme-is-doing-a-fantastic-job-insists-home-secretary-amber-rudd-during-leeds-visit-1-8730308