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Muslim Council of Britain to set up alternative counter-terror scheme
British Muslims are planning to set up their own programme to stop people becoming terrorists in a direct challenge to the government's controversial Prevent scheme, the Guardian has learned.
The plans are being masterminded by the Muslim Council of Britain (MCB), representing 500 charities, schools and mosques, which plans to start the Muslim-run counter-radicalisation scheme next year.
"In reflecting the wishes of a cross-section of British Muslim society, our affiliates have directed the MCB to explore a grassroots-led response to the challenge of terrorism. Real challenges exists, as we see with Muslim families broken up as a number of children, mothers and fathers leave to travel to Syria," the MCB said in a statement.
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