Quilliam International’s Statement on The Commission for Countering Extremism

Quilliam International welcomes the creation of The Commission for Countering Extremism and congratulates Sara Khan for taking on the role of Lead Commissioner on this taskforce.

Quilliam has long called for the establishment of a counter-extremism branch, separate from the Prevent strategy. In June 2013, a few days after the tragic murder of Lee Rigby, Quilliam released a policy paper in which it proposed the idea of a separation between counter-extremism and counter-terrorism strategy, noting that:

“In light of recent events therefore, it is imperative that the British Government urgently revisits and reclaims responsibility for developing a counter-extremism strategy to challenge the rising threat of extremisms in the UK. Quilliam believes that the urgency of the challenge ahead necessitates that any such strategy now devised should be directly coordinated by Downing Street itself, and led by an appointed expert on a non-partisan basis.”


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LISTEN: Quilliam International’s founder, Maajid Nawaz on his LBC show discussing the backlash on Sara Khan’s appointment as the new Counter Extremism Chief. 


Executive Director Speaks at Facebook

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Executive Director, UK, Adam Deen was invited to speak at the Facebook UK Headquarters where he conveyed the importance of community resilience and how we as a civil society can counter-extremism through social media platforms.

Quilliam looks forward to speaking and working with other social media platforms and working together to counter-extremism online.

READ: Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies Dr Usama Hasan features in this article on St Stephens Primary school after it ruled that girls aged under eight should not wear headscarves.
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Dr Usama Hasan – ‘A Journey: In and Out of Extremism’

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies Dr Usama Hasan’s insightful talk entitled ‘A Journey: In and Out of Extremism’ which addressed and answered answered the audiences key concerns and queries into the world of extremism and radicalisation.

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Senior Researcher on Islam Channel’s ‘The Report’

WATCH: Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher appears on Islam Channel TV’s current affairs show ‘The Report’, where he is discussing the appointment of Sara Khan as the Lead Commissioner for Countering Extremism and what this means for the ongoing fight against extremism in the UK.

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Group-Based Child Sexual Exploitation: Dissecting Grooming Gangs

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Quilliam Attend YouTube Creators Event

LONDON – Quilliam attended YouTube’s annual Creators for Change event held in the Oval, London.

Guest speakers included Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, Bafta winner and social activist, Hassan Akkad and many well known YouTube creator content fellows including L-Fresh Lion, Rosianna Halsa Rojas and many more.

The event highlighted the YouTube content creators and celebrated its fellows for their content, social activism and engagement with their audience.


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