Author Archives: David Toube

Oh Miqdaad!

Given that everybody else has been doing so, I feel I ought to say something about the strange campaign that Miqdaad Versi is currently running against the reporting of the fact that two members of the public spotted the Manchester Bomber, Salman Abedi, praying in the foyer of a pop concert, prior to detonating his

Read more…

I buonisti vogliono cancellare gli attentati islamici e jihadisti

L’esperto di terrorismo Liam Duffy scrive sullo Spectator di aver partecipato all’incontro dicendosi rammaricato che «l’uso del termine islamismo sia stato inquadrato nell’attuale dibattito sulla razza» E c’è di più: secondo il centro studi Quilliam, citato dal Times, raccontare una verità parziale, edulcorata, rischia anche di sfilacciare il rapporto di fiducia tra polizia e cittadini.

“Islamist” or what?

The Times carries an article today which reports that the police are currently pondering dropping the terms “Islamist terrorism” and “jihadist” as a descriptive term for attacks by those who claim Islam as their motive. I am quoted in that article: David Toube, of the counterextremism think tank Quilliam, who attended, told The Times: “People

Read more…

Police consider dropping terms ‘Islamist terror’ or ‘jihadi’ because they ‘don’t help community relations’

But David Toube, of Quilliam, a counter-extremism think tank, told The Times: ‘People do not like to feel that they are being told only the partial truth … there is a serious problem with Islamist terrorism.

Police may drop term ‘Islamist’ when describing terror attacks

David Toube, of the counterextremism think tank Quilliam, who attended, told The Times: “People do not like to feel that they are being told only the partial truth . . . there is a serious problem with Islamist terrorism. The use of any term that obscures that fact risks damaging public trust in the police.”

In Somalia, Iran Is Replicating Russia’s Afghan Strategy

Muhammad Fraser-Raheem and Mo Fatah: “Iranian forces are supporting al-Shabab and allegedly offering bounties. The U.S. government must stop Tehran before it further destabilizes the Horn of Africa.”

Does Prevent really reinforce negative views of Islam and Muslims?

A new study, ‘Islam and Muslims on UK University Campuses: perceptions and challenges’, has been published. The research which underpins the report is led by SOAS University of London working with Lancaster, Durham and Coventry Universities. The report has been framed by the authors as a critique of the Prevent programme. Indeed, a press release

Read more…

Did police really quiz this student over a ‘free Palestine’ badge?

Prevent requires trust in order to be effective. The greatest threat to that trust comes from anecdotes of this type. Mohammadi’s case is not the only such example. Those who work in the Prevent programme will tell you that many of the cases which have made headlines are not all they seem. The Government is

Read more…

Manchester University Press criticised for publishing book linked to Islamist advocacy group

David Toube, policy director of the extremism think tank Quilliam, said Cage has a “long and disturbing track record of rallying support for dangerous terrorists”, adding it was a “slap in the face” for the victims of the Manchester Arena bombing that Manchester University’s publishing house is publishing the book.” Haras Rafiq, also of Quilliam

Read more…

Press watchdog’s offshoot funds website accused of publishing conspiracy theories about terror attacks

David Toube, Quilliam’s director of policy said: ‘It is unimpressive that the [PINF] panel did not conduct appropriate due diligence in advance of the award… to avoid this embarrassing mistake.’