Author Archives: Editorial Staff

Free Webinar – Reinterpreting the Islamic Penal Code: Abolition of Hudood and the Struggle against Islamism

Quilliam International is holding a webinar with Sheikh Dr. Usama Hasan and Maajid Nawaz on our latest report, “Reinterpreting the Islamic Penal Code“. Following the announcement of the Saudi government that it will end flogging as a form of punishment, the report is intended to explain the fit between a proper reading of contemporary Islamic

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Press Release: Abolishing corporal punishments will help defeat islamist extremism

PRESS RELEASE  1 May 2020  Abolishing corporal punishments will help defeat islamist extremism Saudi reforms directly challenge ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Taliban, Jamaat-e-Islami, Muslim Brotherhood & Khomeinist ideology  LONDON – Counter-extremism thinktank, Quilliam International, has published a powerful rebuttal of the argument that hudood punishments (severe corporal and capital punishment) are required by Islamic law.   In April

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Waheed Saleem, disgraced official in Trojan horse scandal, given top police force role

Haras Rafiq, chief executive of the counterextremism organisation Quilliam, said: “We know extremism leads to terrorism. Outside London, Birmingham has the biggest terrorism and extremism problem in England. Is he really fit to be responsible for policing?”

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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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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New Zealand: Names of 50 killed in terror attack read out at solemn service

Crowds stood in silence at a park in Christchurch as the names of the 50 people shot dead in two mosques were read out.

Sydney man jailed on terror charges

A Sydney man who discussed having random people killed for Islamic State has given the group’s one-finger salute and said “Allahu Akbar” in court after being jailed for his crimes.

Morocco remains safe, say experts, despite Foreign Office terror warning

British travellers should not be put off visiting Morocco in the wake of a Foreign Office (FCO) warning over an increased terrorist threat, experts have told Telegraph Travel.

Manchester Arena terror attack second anniversary service announced

The second anniversary of the 22 May 2017 Manchester Arena terror attack, which took 22 lives, will be marked with a civic memorial service at St Ann’s church at 2pm on Wednesday 22 May 2019.