Race relations charity criticised over attacks on Prevent and MP

Watchdog condemns Just West Yorkshire reports on anti-extremism programme and Sarah Champion

A race relations charity has been reprimanded for paying a former trustee thousands of pounds to write a dubiously sourced report calling the government’s anti-extremism programme Islamophobic, and releasing a press statement accusing a Labour MP of stoking racist abuse against the Pakistani community.

In 2018, Just West Yorkshire published a critical report about the Rotherham MP Sarah Champion after she wrote an article in the Sun headlined: “British Pakistani men ARE raping and exploiting white girls – it’s time we faced up to it.”

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Watchdog condemns Just West Yorkshire reports on anti-extremism programme and Sarah ChampionA race relations charity has been reprimanded for paying a former trustee thousands of pounds to write a dubiously sourced report calling the government’s anti-extremism programme Islamophobic, and releasing a press statement accusing a Labour MP of stoking racist abuse against the Pakistani community.In 2018, Just West Yorkshire published a critical report about the Rotherham MP Sarah Champion after she wrote an article in the Sun headlined: “British Pakistani men ARE raping and exploiting white girls – it’s time we faced up to it.” Continue reading…

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