MUSLIM CAMPAIGNER SET FOR BRUTAL BATTLE IN HIGH COURT TO GAIN RIGHTS FROM MAY'S GOVERNMENT
An Islamic campaigner faces a brutal battle with the Government in the High Court later today as he attempts to regain Muslim's rights to freedom of speech.
Salman Butt, a Muslim issues campaigner from Slough, is seeking to have parts of the Home Office’s contentious Prevent strategy and the definition of extremism re-written because they “tarnish” the reputation of innocent individuals.
Described by the Government as a “non-violent extremist” who expresses views “contrary to British values”, the 31-year-old's name appeared within a Downing Street press release, focused on tackling extremism in universities and colleges which linked radicalisation in education institutions to high-profile terror plots.
During an interview with an Islamist website, Mr Butt said: “Many people will be eager to see the hidden and murky processes by which individuals are tarnished with the label of ‘extremist’, so these issues are forced into the open and to the scrutiny of the courts.”
- 06 Dec 2016
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