From the Guardian, the latest issue of the Islamophonic podcast asks some hard-hitting questions about PVE projects in Birmingham, and Nottingham.
“Riazat Butt travels to the Midlands to investigate the government’s £86m fund to prevent violent extremism.
In the November edition of Islamophonic, we’ve travelled the length and breadth of the country – well, Nottingham and Birmingham – to look at the government’s preventing violent extremism agenda. £86m has been set aside for the scheme, but who’s getting the money, why are they getting it, and what are they doing with it?
In this podcast, I speak to members of the public, local councillors, community leaders, ministers, and security experts to find out whether the PVE strategy is working – or if it’s just an expensive way of buying people’s loyalty?”