Category Archives: Quilliam in the News

Asia Bibi: British imams join calls for UK to give asylum

Asia Bibi: British Imams (including Quilliam International’s, Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Usama Hasan) join calls for the UK to give her asylum.

Labour invites notorious Islamic extremist to speak at anti-racism meeting

Quilliam International’s, Director of Policy, David Toube explains “It is essential that we all oppose extremism of all types, wherever it may come from” in this piece by Ben Lazarus.

Amazon scheme supports Islamist extremists

In this investigative Times piece by Andrew Norfolk, Quilliam International’s Chief Executive, Haras Rafiq, says Haitham al-Haddad is “prolific in spreading a hate-based interpretation and distortion of my religion”. The story examines why some charities have been let into the Amazon scheme ‘Amazon Smile’ despite warnings.

Terrorists being released from UK prisons could ‘slip through net’ and carry out attacks, government warned

Quilliam International’s Adam Deen explains that “Any criminal wants to get out of prison early and it’s no different with Islamist extremists, they will say anything,” discussing the growing number of terrorists being released from British prisons in this piece by Lizzie Dearden.

I’m not surprised most terror suspects in the UK are white – we’ve been expecting to see this change for a while

Quilliam International’s Researcher Muna Adil’s piece in the Independent discussing the latest figures from the Home Office that have shown 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.

I knew Anjem Choudary before he was radicalised – and he is now incapable of redemption

Quilliam International’s Director of Policy David Toube’s piece in The Telegraph discussing Anjem Choudary, their former friendship and the implication of his release from prison next month.

Ugly Truths Exposed

It was over a decade ago that I first heard about sex grooming gangs. Through a report on Channel 4 News, I learned how young men of Pakistani origin were sexually exploiting vulnerable, under-age white girls after plying them with cigarettes, alcohol and gifts.

Manchester mosque sermon ‘called for armed jihad’, say scholars

BBC News uncovers the Manchester Didsbury Mosque’s extremist Imam who called for armed Jihad in Manchester & his links to the Manchester Terrorist Salman Abedi featuring Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies Dr Usama Hasan.

British Asians ‘treated worse after terror attacks’

Almost a third of British Asians say they have been treated worse following a terrorism attack, a ComRes survey for the Asian Network suggests.

Southern Poverty Law Center has lost credibility

After years of smearing good people with false charges of bigotry, the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has finally been held to account.