America must promote a democratic culture that bolsters human rights

The tragic anniversary of 9/11 provides us with an annual opportunity to take stock of the successes and failures of our counter-terrorism policy. The business of analyzing our performance to date constitutes an appropriate commemoration of that world-shaking day. A consensus is now consolidating amongst scholars with respect to the proper direction of anti-extremism practice
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We must fix our immigration debate

Last week, Swedes made the same trip to the polls that they do during every election cycle. They cast their ballots freely, and with confidence that their votes would be counted fairly. But there was something fundamentally different about this election. People knew it going in. They just didn’t know exactly how different it would
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Turning Back on the World: Trump and the American Exception

As an idea, American exceptionalism is unique. It remains the single most unifying concept in American politics. Across the political spectrum from the resurgent left to the alt-right, all agree that America is exceptional. The foundational view is that the United States is exceptional because it was born from an idea. As Deudney & Meiser
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As the far-right terror threat grows, we must not become fixated on the perceived dichotomy between ‘white’ and ‘Asian’ terror

New figures released by the Home Office have shown that the number of white suspected terrorists being arrested in the UK has overtaken the number of Asian terror suspects for the first time in over a decade. White suspects now account for 38 per cent of terror-related arrests, followed closely by Asian ethnicity individuals at
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The Labour Party isn’t just institutionally racist – it has become institutionally supportive of extremism

Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party has come under significant criticism in relation to antisemitism. It is difficult to identify the lowest point in the past month’s saga. The protracted wrangling over the adoption of the internationally recognised International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, the assertion that British Zionists – the vast majority
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Open Anti-Ahmadi Bigotry Cannot Be Tolerated Any More

As a Sunni Muslim who founded Tell MAMA, I have seen first hand how anti-Ahmadi bigotry has grown over the last 5 years. In fact, during my tenure as the Founder Director, I saw an increase in anti-Ahmadi hate that included attacks on mosques, increased anti-Ahmadi rhetoric and open praise for Tanvir Ahmed (the killer
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The Man Who Knew Anjem Choudary

This is a cross-post from The Telegraph the original can be viewed here. Anjem Choudary is to be released from prison in October from a sentence of five years and six months, following his conviction for inviting others to support ISIS. It is a cause of concern that a man who has perhaps done more
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Why the Muslim World Must Stand Up For Xinjiang’s Uighurs

China’s Xinjiang province is home to approximately 8 million ethnically Muslim Uighurs, making up just under half of the 19 million strong population. August 2018 saw the publication of a UN report stating that roughly 1 million Uighurs are being held in ‘counter-extremism centres’ in the region. The human rights abuses occurring here are well
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Next in Q – Episode 1

Tune in to Quilliam Internationals podcast with your host Muhammad-Fraser-Rahim to hear more from: 'The Man Who Knew Bin Laden'. Think you know the real Bin Laden? This man does. Noman Benotman came from a wealthy Libyan family. As a child, he spent his holidays in Britain. Radicalised by the idealistic Islamist politics sweeping the Middle East in the 1980s, he found himself camping with Bin Laden in Afghanistan . As a trusted confidante, he discussed and debated politics and theology with the Al Qaida leader. In his own words he describes the man behind the monster, and his own journey out of extremism.

Populism and the recourse to unreason

Politicians of every stripe have held, and occasionally espoused, beliefs which many would consider irrational and unreasonable. These have included paranoid delusions, belief in conspiracy theories, adherence to new-age quackery and an interest in the paranormal and supernatural. This article considers why populism, by its very nature, may be a political tradition which is particularly
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