What is going on at the Muslim Youth Helpline? The MYH was ostensibly set up to provide support to young Muslims having difficulties but for a long time now there have been rumours that it has allowed itself to become too close to the government.
Now – a blog appears to have been set up by a whistleblower alleging that the current MYH CEO, Akeela Ahmed, has passed on the names and email addresses of a number of MYH staff and members to anti-terrorism police accusing them of being extremists and supporting homophobia. The blog also alleges that Akeela Ahmed’s husband, Nafeez Ahmed, the executive director of the think tank IPRD, provided the name of a contact in the government’s PREVENT programme and that the details were passed on there too.
According to the blog, a number of signatories have signed a statement of no confidence in the MYH CEO and the MYH helpline Manager, Nadia Haq. Certainly, the correspondence that the blog provides at the end makes for interesting reading.
It would appear that there is some conflict going on between the CEO at MYH and some/many of her staff. If anyone has more information please feel free to comment below.