“It was 16 boys that went there and every single one of them died.” Listen to the story of the Woolwich boys – a largely Somali led south London street gang involved in county lines drug distribution. In 2015, police monitoring criminal gang activity first became aware of a possible radicalisation crossover […]
Listen to Laura Zahra McDonald talk about former extremists and the preventative roles. What does de-radicalisation mean versus disengagement? What happens when a former extremist does not give up belief in ideology especially through violent means. 850 UK citizens have gone to Syria as of 2016 so what role can the government play? What role […]
2/3 of those in UK prisons have not accepted prison deradicalisation help according to a recent poll in Nov 2016. Why is that the case? What should be changed? How can we deal with people who have joined Islamic State from the West, but have not carried out violent attacks? What is the role of […]
Saffiyah Khan from Birmingham gained instant fame after a photo of her staring down a leader of the English Defence League went viral.
“The government has got to engage beyond a minority of communities and build trust.” Zubeda Limbada, a director of ConnectFutures talks about homegrown extremism, prevention, and what practical things communities, police and schools can do in light of the recent Manchester and London attacks.
Zubeda Limbada, BBC News: What next after the Manchester terrorist attacks to prevent extremism. May 2017
In light of the Manchester and Westminster attacks of 2017, BBC’s Naga Munchetty asks Zubeda Limbada, a director of ConnectFutures, what is Prevent, why some communities may not trust the scheme and the reasons why and how we at ConnectFutures try to address all forms of extremism in our Prevent training with schools and organisations.
Zubeda Limbada, BBC R5 Live, Stopping the threads of terrorism and extremism. What are we doing wrong?
After Manchester and London terror threats how do we stop terrorism? What’s going wrong? Why are some communities isolated? Discussion on BBC 5 live with Jim Gamble, Head of Counter Terrorism in Northern Ireland, Zubeda Limbada, a Director of ConnectFutures, and Anthony Simpson, former police officer from Greater Manchester Police.
26th May 2017: In the aftermath of the horrific Manchester attack, commentators are asking if Prevent has failed. Our view at ConnectFutures is pragmatic – the efficacy of proactive preventative approaches that safeguard vulnerable individuals at risk of radicalisation must be preferable to reactive measures. As a training organisation that works in schools with teachers […]
In light of the Manchester terror attacks, how should schools and teachers respond when there has been a terrorist attack in UK or elsewhere? Students will be asking questions, talking among themselves, talking with families. Schools cannot ignore events, however controversial and disturbing it is to raise them. Here’s our top 6 tips: The first […]