Invitation to Quilliam’s Winter Gala 2018

Quilliam International would like to invite you to its Winter Gala in support of Muslims and Jews standing together against Anti-Semitism and Anti-Muslim hatred #Solidarity. The event will be held at a secret central London venue on Thursday, November 1st.

The evening will be hosted by a celebrity and it is a rare opportunity to engage with leading figures and network with the informed, the influential and the in touch.

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Quilliam to Launch Art Exhibition in Jerusalem

We at Quilliam International are very proud of this groundbreaking art exhibition in Jerusalem we’re involved in commissioning with Rachel Maggart.

The Unmarked Body
www.unmarkedbody.com
opens 26th October 2018.

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

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Quilliam’s STEER training
Looking for Prevent training? Quilliam’s Prevent training empowers teachers to confidently deal with and spot early signs of radicalisation.
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Executive Director Speaks at Yale University

NEW HAVEN – Quilliam International’s Executive Director, North America, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim travelled to New Haven, to speak at the prestigious Yale University about deradicalization efforts in the US.

Muhammad discussed Quilliam’s past, current and future efforts to combat extremism, deradicalisation, disengagement and rehabilitation.

In addition, Mohammed Khalid, the youngest person in US history to be indicted on terrorism charges in the US, travelled to Yale in which he discussed his experience in and out of extremism and Quilliam’s efforts to support him on his journey.

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Listen to Next in Q Episode 2 Featuring Noman Benotman 

Listen to our Podcast Next in Q titled ‘Fighting Extremism: From Soviets to ISIS’ as Quilliam International’s President, Noman Benotman, and host Executive Director, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, continue their fascinating discussion. 

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Quilliam Present Seminar at the Mayor of London’s Office

LONDON – On Thursday 4 October, a team led by Quilliam International’s Dr Usama Hasan and Dr Salah al-Ansari presented an introductory seminar to the Mayor of London’s office on our work to challenge the ISIS theological manual, the Fiqh al Dima (the “Jurisprudence of Blood”).

The seminar provided an overview of the Fiqh al Dima and explained the central role that it has played in legitimating the most extreme conduct of ISIS, including suicide bombings, attacks on civilians and the taking of slaves. We then discussed the manner in which a proper reading of the Golden Age sources of the 14th and 15th centuries rebutted key planks of takfiri jurisprudence.

The team concluded by explaining the importance of a firm grounding in the theology that underpins ISIS and Al Qaeda conduct for policy makers and those involved in implementing capacity building and deradicalisation programmes. We also discussed examples of former jihadists who had been persuaded by a fuller reading of classical Islamic jurisprudence.

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Read our Q Perspective

Read this fascinating piece on Yazidi campaigner Nadia Murad, who on Friday became the joint winner of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize by Quilliam International’s Researcher, Muna Adil.
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Read this Q Perspective by Quilliam International’s Research Volunteer, William Harding, on how Prisons have the potential to be a powerful tool for stamping out Islamist Extremism and rehabilitating previous offenders.
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Read this Q Perspective by Eve Sacks discussing a letter that has been circulating from Shraga Stern, a Stamford Hill Charedi man, urging Mayor Sadiq Khan to boycott the Board of Deputies “Board” dinner at which he will be speaking.
Read here.