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EXCLUSIVE: Saffiyah Khan, EDL demo & that viral picture, Bham

Watch here! OUR EXCLUSIVE 2 min INTERVIEW with Saffiyah Khan (remember that viral picture of her smiling at the EDL man in Birmingham?) We ask her: What advice would you give to people wanting to confront #extremists? How do you think EDL and far right groups have...

Do you regret being an extremist?

by Professor Lynn Davies: Do you regret being an extremist? Do people really change? Is it, once a Nazi, always a Nazi? Is it safe to invite a former extremist into your schools to talk to your students? At a recent showcase of our films of former extremists talking...

Talking about Donald Trump in our Schools.

What should teachers discuss about the new American president? One of the banners on the Women’s March in London to protest against President Donald Trump read ‘LITERALLY EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS IS SO AWFUL I HAVE NO IDEA WHERE TO START’.   In some ways, teachers...

ConnectFutures films on former extremists. #Formers

Date for your diary: 13th December 2016   “Those who have ‘been there, done that’ have a compelling story to tell us about why people join and then turn away from extremism. We want all our communities to better understand these complexities in...

Shades of grey: from simplified to complex thinking

Professor Lynn Davies: He does get angry… politically and Islamically…. he was very divisive at that stage. And very two tone: black and white, right and wrong, and Islam, tawhid and shirk. And there’s nothing in the grey. There’s no middle ground there. This...