On this Thanksgiving holiday, Quilliam International takes a moment to share to our friends a message of appreciation and thankfulness. On behalf of all of our staff, Quilliam is thankful for our families, friends and supporters who remain steadfast against the fight against extremism in all its forms and who seek to create healthy and safe communities worldwide.

Our work and efforts are more important than ever before. As our offices in America celebrate this American holiday, our London, HQ’s and allies around the world share in the common vision of solidarity of pluralism.


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Executive Director speaks at 911 Memorial & Museum

NEW YORK – Quilliam International’s Executive Director, North America, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, alongside Katherine Zimmerman, Research Manager for AEI’s Critical Threats Project, were guest speakers at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum on ‘Africa and the Expanding Front of Violent Extremism’ and the options for responding to these threats.


Read: Auschwitz survivor, Mindu Hornick, 88, and Taliban victim Ahmad Nawaz, 17, unite against extremism at Quilliam International’s Winter Gala featured in The Jewish News.


LISTEN: Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Usama Hasan, on BBC Radio 4 Sunday Programme discussing Asia Bibi and why he thinks she should be granted asylum in the UK.

Listen to Next in Q Episode 4 Featuring Aimen Dean

Listen to our new Podcast ‘Next in Q’ with your host Quilliam International’s Director of Policy, David Toube, as he continues his conversation with former al-Qaeda agent turned MI6 spy Aimen Dean titled ‘A British Spy out of Al-Qaeda’.


Quilliam Present ‘Tackling Terror’ at the Ministry of Justice

LONDON – Quilliam International’s David Toube, Dr Salah al-Ansari and Dr Usama Hasan presented “Tackling Terror” to HM Prisons & Probation Service at the Ministry of Justice in London.The meeting was attended by about 30 senior civil servants. The 2-hour session included a lively Q&A section.

READ: British Imams (including Quilliam International’s, Head of Islamic Studies, ⁦Dr Usama Hasan) join calls for the UK to give asylum to Asia Bibi.


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.


Quilliam Present Speaks on Panel at Kings College London

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Usama Hasan, spoke on a panel discussion entitled, “Unveiling the Burqa Ban: Discourses on Religious Freedom” hosted by the Religion & Society Policy Centre at King’s College London Think Tank.

Dr Usama was joined on the panel by Jessica Prestidge of Bright Blue, Hameed Hakimi of Chatham House & Prof Abby Day of Goldsmith’s College and argued that a burqa ban is illiberal unless it is on genuine grounds of national security.

Head of Islamic Studies Addresses at the Muslim Institute

SALISBURY – Quilliam International’s Dr Usama Hasan addressed the annual winter gathering of the Muslim Institute on the topic of “The Future of Humanity”, discussing religious and ethical issues raised by the rise of artificial intelligence, such as the possibility of conscious robots.

Quilliam Present ‘Tackling Terror’ to National Counter-Terrorism Police

LEEDS – Quilliam International’s David Toube, Dr Salah al-Ansari and Dr Usama Hasan presented “Tackling Terror” to the National Counter-Terrorism Policing’s Prevent Leads from around the country at their HQ in Leeds. The meeting was attended by about 30 senior police staff. The 2-hour session included a lively Q&A section.

READ: Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim, Executive Director, North America published an article in honour of the late Dr Sulayman Nyang, Dean of Islamic Thought in America and Intellectual.


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