Prevent Strategy - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:22 pm on 6th September 2017.

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Photo of Baroness Afshar Baroness Afshar Crossbench 3:22 pm, 6th September 2017

My Lords, are the Government aware that, by defining Muslims as the real focus of Prevent, Prevent has an incentive to be an agent provocateur—to actually find Muslims who are defined as other and as potential terrorists? This in itself creates a sense of otherisation which alienates many law-abiding Muslims and makes them feel as if they are defined as the enemy within.