You will have read the Telegraph report on the near-illiterate National Association of Muslim Police position paper in which they rubbished PREVENT while engaging in extensive grievance-mongering. You will also have seen that the NAMP links to and promotes the Khomeinist front, the so-called Islamic Human Rights Commission.
This story might have left you with some concerns in relation to the role that the NAMP plays in the police force.
However, you can worry no longer. The NAMP has clarified its position:
We wrote in confidence to the Home Affairs select committee expressing few concerns in relation to some of the delivery methods of the Prevent strategy. We are deeply disappointed that this has been made public.
As the Heresiach observes:
Apparently they weren’t aware that such submissions are published as a matter of course on the Parliamentary website. It’s striking, though, that an organisation of police officers should think that it has the right to slag off government policy – and in the most outspoken terms – and do so in private. Ah well.
Anyhow, it is all fine now:
“We fully support the Government CONTEST strategy and have been working tirelessly withthe Police service and with the communities to ensure that the strategy serves its purpose.”
And that allows the Government to say, in response:
The National Association of Muslim Police (NAMP) is a key partner in policing Prevent activity and has been so since the creation of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) unit committed to developing and delivering the national policing Prevent strategy across the police service.
Representatives from NAMP are actively involved with projects and programmes at all levels, ranging from strategic meetings to the development of national Prevent policing guidance for forces. NAMP continues to work with the Government to ensure that the police service represents the communities it serves.
Move along please, nothing to see here.