Quilliam Statement On Anti-Muslim Terrorist Attack On Muslims In London
Quilliam Chief Executive Haras Rafiq said:
“There is a symbiotic relationship between Islamism that views all non-Muslims as the enemy, and anti-Muslim bigotry that views all Muslims as the enemy. We cannot allow extremists from either side to hijack the narrative. Just as we ask Muslims to do more to condemn the Islamist ideology when jihadist terror attacks occur, the populist-right must be consistent and tackle anti-Muslim hate speakers who incite such attacks against Muslims.”
Quilliam Founder Maajid Nawaz said:
“The recent ISIS-inspired terror attacks have been deliberate military tactics carried out with the intention to divide and polarise our society. ISIS have told us this. In polarised societies, people tend to take refuge in extreme positions. Only the extremists on both sides gain from this downward spiral to provoking civil war. Civil society must stand up to extremism in all its forms. The desire to impose Islam and the desire to ban Islam are simply two ends to a lit fuse that can only lead to chaos.”
Maajid Nawaz on LBC Radio
On his weekly LBC show, Founder Maajid Nawaz pleads to Sadiq Khan and the authorities on not allowing sympathisers of terror organisation Hezbollah to fly anti-semitic flags in London during a protest.Listen here
In response to the Finsbury Park Mosque attack Quilliam Founder Maajid Nawaz writes in The Times – Islamists and anti-Muslim bigots are two sides of the same coin.
WATCH NOW: Our Circle friend Cameron talking about how his coaching session has helped him challenge extremism.
Quilliam Chief Executive Haras Rafiq in this important interview with Professor Vikas Shah in the Thought Economics article – Countering Extremism in our Society.Read more
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Head of Islamic Studies speaks on Panel in Germany
BONN – Dr Usama Hasan was an invited speaker on a panel discussion at Deutsche Welle’s 10th Global Media Forum in Bonn, Germany. Dr Usama addressed the issue of integration, diversity and multiculturalism through the framework suggested by Professor Tariq Modood, who proposes that there are four modes of integration, of which diversity and multiculturalism are only one example; all are based on the values of liberty, equality and fraternity, which are also Islamic values. Dr Usama emphasised the importance of a Europe-wide and global discussion on the specific details of our ‘shared values’ to enable civilisations to work together and not to clash. He proposed the Universal Declaration of Human Rights as a good starting point for such a discussion of shared values and the social contract for future, globalised societies.