Experts warn anti-terror scheme launched by British Muslims risks ‘deepening divisions’


The Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), which represents 500 charities, schools and mosques, will create a scheme aiming to quash terrorist narratives from developing within communities.

The group set up the initiative in direct competition to the Home Office’s anti-radicalisation scheme, Prevent, which they insist imposes a strong western government ideology and foreign policy, rather than simply discouraging terrorism and violence.

However, critics now fear this rival scheme could in fact strain relations and undermine the Government’s work.