Prevent criticism 'stems from ignorance'

Original article here.

This is not a new article, but I decided that I would put it here anyways. The article is an interview with Commander Dean Haydon on the UK's Prevent Program, which attempts to identify kids or teenagers at risk of joining extremist groups. The program has faced criticism for being uneffective and discriminatory against muslim youth. However, Haydon touts it as "a fantastic tool that's here to stay."

The UK is well-known for being aggressive in it's heavy-handed use of policies that regulate the internet. The Prevent Program is just one more tool that can be used for ulterior motives; what should happen when holding any political idealogy against the current administration is considered an extremist view? The only way to keep ourselves save from these programs is to stop them while we still can.