Jews, the British Labour Party, and How We Fell Out

This is the text of a speech that I delivered to the Society of Czech Jewish Academics I would like to start with an observation that would not, now, shock anybody at all in the United Kingdom, but which genuinely surprised British Jews who were active in Left wing politics. Whereas in most of Western Europe,
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A Grand Betrayal

This is a cross post from Catherine Lafferty Sometimes a grand betrayal serves as a mirror of truth, revealing that a person or institution has travelled so far from its origins that it has become something altogether different. The pact signed by Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov in the summer of 1939 is a
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Jihadist Gains in Mozambique are Indicative of a Larger Problem

The growing threat of jihadist terrorism in Africa was underscored this past weekend with a suspected Islamist attack on the village of Chicuaia Velha in northern Mozambique. The attackers hacked at innocent villagers with machetes and burned houses down as they went. When it was all over, they had killed a total of twelve people and forced many
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Why the APPG’s Definition of Islamophobia is not up to scratch

The APPG on British Muslims has produced its report, Islamophobia Defined. It is not, in essence, an Islamist definition. Although it was compiled with the support of an academic, Dr Antonio Perra, formerly of MEND, who has accused Quilliam of having borrowed “elements of both Far-Right and Liberal Islamophobia”, there is little of that sort
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The Sara Conference: Women against Antisemitism against Women

On 26th November a conference took place in Westminster, organised by the APPG, All-Party Parliamentary Group Against Antisemitism. I only heard about it at the last minute and was too late to get security clearance for more than the opening breakfast launch. It was an epic hour. Luciana Berger MP (Lab) introduced the breakfast speakers
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Preventing Islamist Extremism in Liberal Democracies

I attended the Home Affairs conference in Prague last week, where I spoke on a panel on the subject of preventing Islamist extremism in liberal democracies. This is broadly what I had to say. Here are five points which give you a flavour of the lessons that we have learnt in combating extremism and political
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The Hijab Must be Permitted in Congress

Democrats, now having secured a majority in the House of Representatives, plan to propose several rule changes next year when the new Members take their seats. Among these changes will be a lift on the 181-year-old ban of headwear on the House floor – a move primarily motivated by the incoming Muslim Congresswoman Ilhan Abdullahi
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Thanksgiving Message 2018

On this Thanksgiving holiday, Quilliam International takes a moment to share to our friends a message of appreciation and thankfulness. On behalf of all of our staff, Quilliam is thankful for our families, friends and supporters who remain steadfast against the fight against extremism in all its forms and who seek to create healthy and
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Murder in the name of Allah

This is a guest post by Susanna Craig I lay my cards on the table from the outset. I consider the term blasphemy to mean ‘the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God.’ And whilst I choose to not do this myself, as a believer, I believe that the Almighty
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Debate: This House WOULD Tolerate Religious Fundamentalism

On Friday, I had the pleasure of opposing the motion, “This house would not tolerate religious fundamentalism” at Exeter University Debating Society. My team mate was Simon Perfect of Theos. We were opposed by Chris Street of the Atheist Society and Helen Nicholls of the National Secular Society. Helen and I essentially agreed with each
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