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Measures against ‘extremist’ speakers undermine the rule of law

CAGE condemns the proposed measures against ‘extremist’ speakers, as yet another assault on the rule of law, and an unnecessary device to propagate the ‘enemy within’ narrative expounded by extreme elements within the current government.

May 14, 2015 Editor Press Release
Don’t criminalise the innocent

Fahad Ansari writes this piece in light of David Cameron’s latest proposals, which threaten to erase whatever freedoms and civil liberties remain alive, but the solution to terrorism does not lie in criminalising the law-abiding population of this country but in tackling its root causes. This will require a considerable degree of honest introspection and enquiry.

May 13, 2015 Fahad Ansari Article
The Qur’an as a Tory indicator of extremism

In this piece, Asim Qureshi discusses the rhetoric which the Conservative party have been peddling for some time. Following their announcement that they will implement new counter terror measures to counter extremism, a term which has never legally been defined, but based on upholding so called British values, values which surely should include the individual's right to an identity.

May 13, 2015 Asim Qureshi Article
CAGE welcomes Khadr release, calls for justice and reparations

CAGE welcomes the release of Omar Khadr, now 28 after serving 13 years at Guantanamo Bay after being captured in Afghanistan at the age of 15.

May 08, 2015 Editor Press Release
The War on Terror is genocide

A recent report by the Physicians for Social Responsibility puts the number of civilians killed in the War on Terror between 2006 and 2013 at 1.2 million, or at least as much as 2 million. The UN declared the massacre of 200,000 civilians in Sudan ‘genocide’, Karen Jayes of CAGE Africa explores the truth of such figures and questions why the UN won’t recognise the West’s ‘war’ in the Middle East as precisely the same thing?

May 06, 2015 Karen Jayes Article
The Times adopts neo-con group agenda: CAGE

A recent article by The Times that termed the NUS’ decision to lobby the government to repeal the Counter Terrorism and Security Act ‘a sign of campus radicalisation’ is a poorly researched piece of journalism that lacks balance and integrity.

May 05, 2015 Editor Article
Why CAGE will keep rattling the “white saviour industrial complex”

Following CAGE questioning the role the security services played in radicalising Mohammed Emwazi, individuals at CAGE came under attack and CAGE as an organisation sustained backlash for merely calling for accountability. In this piece, Dr Adnan Siddiqui discusses that by countering the War on Terror narrative, CAGE are attempting to move from a "politics of pity" that maintains an unjust Western superiority, to the politics of real justice, in order to really advance human rights.

Apr 30, 2015 Dr Adnan Siddiqui Article
CAGE responds to National Secular Society

The National Secular Society has raised a number of inaccuracies and baseless assertions, despite evidence to the contrary being publicly available. CAGE issues this response.

Apr 29, 2015 Editor Article

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Challenging the Counter-Terrorism and ...

EXECUTIVE SUMMARYBackgroundThe proposed draft Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill proposed by the Home Secretary Theresa May carries with it severe implications for communities in the UK. In particular, this response focuses on Part 5 of the draft legislation, dealing with proposed statutory powers that obligate the prevention of terrorism by ...

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Criminalising Non-Violent Organisations: CAGE ...

CAGE contributes to the UK Government’s review of the Muslim Brotherhood by highlighting a number of key concerns.

Detention in the name of the War on Terror

 Download the report Guantanamo Bay, Bagram Airbase, Abu Ghraib and an innumerable number of unhallowed locations now serve as the very evil which the international ...