On 22nd January 2010, Quilliam issued the following press release:

Quilliam launches new ‘Concept Series’

Quilliam today released its latest publication, A Brief History of Islamism, a 16-page booklet which provides an accessible introduction to key Islamist movements and their ideas. The publication is the first in Quilliam’s new ‘Concept Series’ of short and easily-digestible publications which will help people better understand the nature of the Islamist threat in the world today.

A Brief History of Islamism particularly focuses on the emergence of Islamist movements such as Jamaat-i-Islami, the Muslim Brotherhood, and Hizb ut-Tahrir and shows how their political ideology, when combined with puritanical Saudi Wahhabism, helped to create modern Jihadism.

Future publications will highlight the diversity of political thought among Muslims today as well as discussing the assumptions that underpin much of Islamist ideology.

A Brief History of Islamism is available free online here.