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Campaigning on campus : student Islamic societies and counterterrorism.

Choudhury, Tufyal (2016) 'Campaigning on campus : student Islamic societies and counterterrorism.', Studies in conflict and terrorism., 40 (12). 1004-1022.


Cooperation in counterterrorism policing increases when communities can be confident that legislation and policy is not implemented in an arbitrary or discriminatory fashion: the ability to challenge executive overstretch, abuse or misapplication of powers is vital for maintaining procedural justice. Through examining the experiences of the Federation of Student Islamic Societies (FOSIS), one of the oldest British Muslim civil society organisations, it shows how key structural features of the counterterrorism legal and policy framework - the wide definition of terrorism, the broad discretion in the use of stop and search powers at ports, and the expansion of Prevent into the opaque terrain of non-violent extremism - undermine cooperation.

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Publisher statement:© 2017 Tufyal Choudhury. Published with license by Taylor & Francis. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives License (http://, which permits non-commercial re-use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited, and is not altered, transformed, or built upon in any way
Date accepted:09 September 2016
Date deposited:01 November 2016
Date of first online publication:27 January 2017
Date first made open access:27 July 2018

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