Chief Executive Speaks at State of Nation Event

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Chief Executive, Haras Rafiq, spoke at the Cultural Insight Forum’s ‘State of the Nation’ event – “Anger: A Force for Good.”

Haras spoke about anger and the threat facing our liberal secular liberal societies: how extremists are using established marketing strategies to build capacity and how PR agencies can respond.


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Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies Dr Usama Hasan features in the prestigious The Economist Films exploring “Returning ISIS fighters: How should governments deal with them?”

Dr Hasan explains “the whole point of a civilised society is to give people a chance of rehabilitation.”

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On his weekly LBC show, Quilliam International Founder Maajid Nawaz explains why two Labour MPs should not have attended the MEND event in Parliament.

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WATCH: Head of Islamic Studies for Quilliam International, Dr Usama Hasan joined a discussion on BBC Victoria Live to talk about the recent UK Prevent statistics

WATCH: Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher Dr. Salah Al-Ansari appeared on BBC Arabic to discuss the latest statistics released by the Home Office regarding Prevent and Channel.

Head of Islamic Studies Addresses Humanist Society

SOUTHAMPTON – Quilliam International’s Dr Usama Hasan addressed the Southampton University Humanist Society. This was a 2-hour interactive session attended by staff and students of the university.

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WATCH: Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher Dr Salah Al-Ansari on Sky News Arabia discussing extremist material on social media and Amber Rudd pressuring social media firms to do more to eliminate extremist material online.

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Senior Researcher Speaks at King’s College

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher Dr Salah Al-Ansari spoke at the European Affairs Policy Centre of the King’s Think Tank, Europe’s largest student-led policy institute based in King’s College London in a conference titled “Radicalisation and violent extremism in the digital age.”

Along with leading academics in the field of terrorism and extremism, Dr Al-Ansari addressed the theological justifications of ISIS terror. The conference was attended by over 200 hundred undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Quilliam continues to look forward to engaging with students and Universities in the future.

Quilliam International’s Chief Executive Haras Rafiq discussing the recent death of Sally Jones and speaks about radicalisation, the growing Quilliam Circle and how you can get involved in the fightback against Islamist extremism.

Senior Research Presents at St Andrews University

FIFE – Quilliam International’s Dr Salah Al-Ansari was invited to speak on a panel titled ‘Religious Hate Speech: how religious communities respond’ organised by the Council of Christians and Jews and Interfaith Scotland at the University of St Andrews.

Dr Salah addressed the challenge of rising anti-Muslim bigotry in the UK and how the rhetoric on terrorism stigmatises Muslims, and how we can counter this.

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