LISTEN: Quilliam International’s Chief Executive, Haras Rafiq, on BBC Radio 4’s Moral Maze debate titled ‘The Collapse of the Caliphate’ chaired by Micheal Buerk. Haras on Shamima Begum – “From a theological & ideological perspective she still hasn’t disavowed the ideas that took her there in the first place.”Listen here
Listen: Quillam International’s founder, Maajid Nawaz on his LBC show delivers a powerful monologue on why Britain needs to step up and deal with the issues of extremism it creates, instead of dumping it on the rest of the world.LISTEN HERE
WATCH: Quilliam International’s Director of Policy, David Toube, on BBC News Beyond 100 Days – “In many ways she is an author of her own misfortune” discussing Shamima Begum and the UK’s decision to revoke her of her citizenship, “It’s time that this country faces up to its responsibilities.”watch here
Quilliam’s STEER training
Looking for Prevent training? Quilliam’s Prevent training empowers teachers to confidently deal with and spot early signs of radicalisation.
Read: Quilliam International’s, Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Usama Hasan piece in The Guardian on how he would deradicalise Shamima Begum.Read More
Next in Q Podcast – Episode 5
Listen to a new episode of Quilliam International’s ‘Next in Q’ podcast with your host Quilliam’s Director of Policy, David Toube in conversation with Macer Gifford, Human rights activist & anti-ISIS campaigner. He fought in Raqqa with the MFS (Syriac Military Council) and served for 3 years in the YPG.LISTEN ONLINE PODCAST
Listen: Quilliam International’s Chief Executive, Haras Rafiq on BBC World Radio’s Real Story discussing ‘Should the wives and children of IS militants be repatriated?’LISTEN HERE
Listen: Quilliam North America, Executive Director, Dr Muhammad Fraser Rahim, on NPR’s On Point panel discussing ‘Return From ISIS: American Women Want Out Of Extremism’ hosted by Meghna Chakrabarti.LISTEN HERE
Quilliam Present at the European Parliament
BRUSSELS – Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies, Sheikh Usama Hasan, and Senior Researcher, Sheikh Salah al-Ansari, spoke on two separate panels at the European Conservatives and Reformists Group’s Europe – Muslim World Democracy Forum in Brussels on 19 February 2019. The conference brought together speakers from all over Europe, Africa, and the Levant to discuss strategies for promoting democracy and stability in the face of the resurgence of authoritarianism.
Sheikh Usama addressed the conference on the subject of liberal democracy and minority rights: the role of education, religion and cultural rapprochement. His contribution addressed the process by which Islamic jurisprudence has moved towards a position of harmony with liberal democratic values, and discussed the further developments which could take place. Sheikh Salah spoke on a panel considering democracies the Muslim World, considering both interpretations of Islam that promoted democratic engagement, and the importance of institution-building and Reform.
DOWNLOAD: Quilliam International’s ‘Tackling Terror: A Response to Takfiri Terrorist Theology’ report by Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Usama Hasan & Senior Researcher, Dr Salah Ansari available now in French.
Translated by Anne-Marie Le Blé & Quilliam’s Aya Faissal.
WATCH: Quilliam International’s Director of Policy, David Toube, on a Sky News debate with Dr Alan Mendoza, Executive Director, HJS discussing ‘What should happen to foreign fighters after the fall of IS’ in particular discussing Shamima Begum and the UK’s decision to revoke her citizenship.watch here
Executive Director speaks at Columbia University
NEW YORK – Quilliam North America, Executive Director, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim attended and spoke at Columbia University on Friday 22nd February for the screening and panel discussion of ‘Islam & The Future of Tolerance’ film. He was joined on the panel with Yasmine Mohammed and director, Jay Shapiro.