THE PREVENT STRATEGY:
A CRADLE TO GRAVE POLICE-STATE
CAGE is an independent advocacy organisation working to empower communities impacted by the War on Terror. By promoting due process, the vision of the organisation is to see a return to respect for those fundamental norms which transcend religion, societies and political theories. CAGE has been campaigning against the War on Terror for more than a decade. Its work has focussed on working with survivors of abuse and mistreatment across the globe. Its website is one of the leading resources documenting the abuse of due process and the erosion of the rule of law in the context of the War on Terror. CAGE has delivered more than 750 lectures across the UK, produced cutting edge reports and provided a voice to survivors of the War on Terror through its media work. The UK government’s PREVENT policy is a central part of the domestic War on Terror that is impacting Muslim communities. It is arguably regarded as the leading blueprint for counter-terrorism policy across the world. CAGE became increasingly alarmed at the absence of due process, the manner in which basic rights are being eroded and the atmosphere of secrecy prevailing amongst many institutions in regard to Muslims. As a result, CAGE published “Good Muslim Bad Muslim” in 2011, in response to the revised PREVENT Strategy. It has become imperative for CAGE to focus future work on responding to the negative impact of PREVENT policy.