Submission to the Communities and Local Government Committee Inquiry into ‘Preventing Violent Extremism’
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Thursday September 17 2009
This submission is the work of ENGAGE, a not for profit non-governmental organisation established in September 2008 and dedicated to promoting greater media awareness, political participation and civic engagement by British Muslims.
This submission addresses the questions posed by the committee’s inquiry and call for evidence and makes use of material already available in the public domain. All citations are provided in the endnotes.
This submission addresses the effects of the Preventing Violent Extremism programme in the areas of:
- Community cohesion and integration
- Engaging with Muslim communities at the local and national level
- Political discourse and democratic debate
- Transparency and accountability of PVE