Author Archives: David Toube

Sufyan Ismail: Islamic hardliner invited to address civil servants

“David Toube, of the think tank Quilliam, said: “Civil servants should be actively engaged in disrupting the activities of this organisation, not hosting its founder as an honoured guest.””

How T Shirts Fund Uyghur Oppression

One of the more pernicious aspects of the oppression of the Uyghur in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) by the Chinese Communist Party is that they are forced, in effect, to pay for their own persecution.  The mistreatment of minorities in XUAR involves a considerable expenditure of resources by the governing Chinese Communist Party

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Anger over Twitter ‘over-policing’ after Shoah education volunteer attacked for Eichmann comment

David Toube, director of policy at the counter-extremism think tank Quilliam, accused Ms Anderson’s critics of “over policing” speech. “This isn’t a problem. Jews aren’t upset by this sort of thing,” he said on Monday.

Why UK’s extremism strategy is shifting

The starting point of any new government counter-extremism strategy should be understanding the ideology that motivates hatred, not the speech that it encourages, says David Toube

Labour MPs at SWP Jamborees

The Labour Party is, as Keir Starmer has said, under new management. A grand clear-out of activists who were emboldened and empowered during the Corbyn era is underway. In the last couple of days, two officers of the Liverpool Wavertree Party have been expelled. One of those given his marching orders was Kevin Bean, secretary

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Big changes predicted in hate crime bill over free speech fears

David Toube, director of policy at Quilliam, said: “We thoroughly oppose any attempt to make blasphemy a crime. It is incompatible with any freedom of belief and expression. This law would be unworkable and anachronistic in any society which values pluralism.

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

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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

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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.