Leading British Muslim civil society organisations and mosques said on Wednesday they would boycott a review of the government’s Prevent counter-terrorism strategy over the appointment of William Shawcross.

In a statement, the coalition of more than 450 organisations and 90 prominent community figures including scholars and academics said that Shawcross had a “track record of hostility to Islam and Muslims”.

“No serious, objective, critical review can be undertaken by someone with such a track record – rather we should expect him to promote a hardening of policies towards Muslims. So, if Muslim organisations engage with this Review, it strengthens its legitimacy and its power to recommend policies more harmful to the community,” the statement said.

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