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Campaigning on Campus: Student Islamic Societies and Counterterrorism

Choudhury, Tufyal

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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.


Choudhury, T. (2016). Campaigning on Campus: Student Islamic Societies and Counterterrorism. Studies in Conflict and Terrorism, 40(12), 1004-1022.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 9, 2016
Online Publication Date Jan 27, 2017
Publication Date Nov 7, 2016
Deposit Date Nov 1, 2016
Publicly Available Date May 7, 2018
Journal Studies in Conflict and Terrorism
Print ISSN 1057-610X
Publisher Taylor and Francis Group
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 40
Issue 12
Pages 1004-1022


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© 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://<br />, 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

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