Home Office UK

UK’s covert propaganda bid to stop Muslims joining Isis

The UK government has embarked on a series of clandestine propaganda campaigns intended to bring about “attitudinal and behavioural change” among young British Muslims as part of a counter-radicalisation programme.

In a sign of mounting anxiety across Whitehall over the persuasiveness of Islamic State’s online propaganda, a secretive Home Office unit has developed a discreet multimillion pound counter-messaging operation that it says privately is running at “industrial pace and scale”.

However, the methods of the Research, Information and Communications Unit (Ricu), which often conceal the government’s role, will dismay some Muslims and may undermine confidence in the Prevent counter-radicalisation programme, which already faces widespread criticism.

It’s not working well, not a week goes by without some Jihadi wannabe being caught.

And what about the ones that make it. How many? Who knows.

  • Exile1981

    i think western nations are taking the wrong approach. We should activly encourage and help them get to syria. That we know who they are and can prevent them returning.

    • ntt1

      exactly, they self declare and forfeit the right of return, its almost darwinian.

    • Alain

      You think? I know.