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Disability benefit cuts, the Met Police – and the terror threat

April 7, 2016

I don’t have words to tell you how ridiculous I find this idea, readers. PIP claimants potential terrorists? Whatever next!!

Sentinel News

  • Official training course highlights terror threat from man with mental illness angry at benefit cuts
  • Designed to enable frontline staff to prevent people becoming terrorists
  • Training relates to Channel programme, which has seen hundreds of children referred to it

By Chaminda Jayanetti

A bizarre online anti-terror training course from the College of Policing and the Metropolitan Police warns of the terror threat posed by someone who blames the British government and “the greed of the bankers” for losing his disability benefit.

The training module covers the Channel programme, part of the government’s controversial anti-extremism strategy called Prevent.

The course – called “Channel General Awareness” – has been created by the National Centre for Applied Learning Technologies, a joint initiative of the College of Policing and the Metropolitan Police that delivers online training.

“Vulnerable to radicalisation”

One of the aims of the course is to enable participants to “identify factors that…

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