2 May 2016
CAGE publishes “We are Completely Independent”, a report exposing how the Home Office have disseminated propaganda to the Muslim community, working with top PR agencies and new media companies via seemingly “grassroots” organisations. Following publication of the report, the PR firm Breakthrough Media loses its government contract and rebrands. One of the groups exposed by our study, Inspire, closes down eventually. The head of that group, Sara Khan, is later rehabilitated by the Home Office, and resurfaces as the ‘Commissioner for Countering Extremism’.