Sri Lanka attack shows how we must view Islamist terrorism

The mass murder of Sri Lankan Christians this past Easter Sunday has shaken the world. There are still many questions that remain, but here is what we know now: Beginning at 8:45 AM Easter morning, bombs were detonated at three major Churches throughout Sri Lanka, four more went off at luxury hotels, and another at
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Notre Dame and Crank Politics

Incommensurable: “ Not able to be judged by the same standards; having no common standard of measurement”. This is the nature of those comparisons between Grenfell, colonialism, climate change and the destruction of Notre Dame. Incommensurable. It does not mean that they are any less important: but there is no common denominator. It is facile
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Next in Q Podcast Episode 11 – Andrew Copson: In a Secular Motion

 Tune in to a new episode of Quilliam’s ‘Next in Q’ podcast with your host Quilliam International’s Director of Policy, David Toube, speaks to Andrew Copson of Humanists UK about the meaning of Humanism, and how religious communities can benefit from a secular society. “If secularism is going to work as a political settlement
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The Sudan Coup: Women, Youth and an Opportunity for the World

Thursday’s announcement that President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, the 75-year-old African leader was ousted from power after a 30 year tight fisted rule in power was refreshing news for the citizens of Sudan, Washington policymakers and international practitioners. Al-Bashir orchestrated the killing of hundreds of thousands of people from Darfur. He turned his country into a
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Next in Q Podcast Episode 10 – Tania Joya: Jihad with a Seaside Riad

 Tune in to a new episode of Quilliam’s ‘Next in Q’ podcast with your host Quilliam International’s US Executive Director, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim who continues his conversation with Tania Joya, former Islamist and ISIS bride. When ISIS declared a Caliphate, Tania’s (former) husband moved her and the children to the Middle East, and eventually
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Next in Q Episode 9: Tania Joya – Jihaders Wives

 Tune in to a new episode of Quilliam’s ‘Next in Q’ podcast with your host Quilliam International’s US Executive Director, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim in conversation with Tania Joya, former Islamist discussing growing up in East London, immersed in its Islamist subculture. When ISIS declared a Caliphate, why travelling to join it seemed the natural
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Next in Q Episode 8: Sara Khan – Radically Candid

 Tune in to a new episode of Quilliam’s ‘Next in Q’ podcast with your host Quilliam International’s Director of Policy, David Toube, as he continues his conversation with Sara Khan, Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism, in this second part, about the challenges of her role in tackling extremism. “Extremists, when they do come into
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My Autobiography: A Talk at the Liberal Jewish Synagogue, London – 20th of March 2019

Tonight’s theme is “transitioning to one’s authentic self”. I am not sure what an “authentic self” is and I definitely haven’t found mine yet. But I can tell you about my transition: a transition from chassidic yeshiva boy, to secular university student. My name is Izzy Posen. I am a second year physics and philosophy
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16 years on, the Iraq War was still the right choice

The 20th March marked the 16th anniversary of Iraq’s liberation from Saddam’s genocidal dictatorship. Yes, I call it liberation because Saddam was the Middle Eastern equivalent to Adolf Hitler. His Arab Socialist Baath Party waged wars against countries over territories that he considered part of a greater Iraq, namely Kuwait and Iran. Furthermore, his treatment
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Lessons from domestically rehabilitating a former extremist in the US

Earlier this month I traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark engaging with government, academia, media and civil society organizations to shed light on several robust approaches to combat extremism from a range of initiatives at a domestic and global level. Denmark is not alone as many other states, including the UK, Saudi Arabia and Singapore have all
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