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Pimping For The Profit : Quilliam Foundation Blamed Paris Attacks On "Muslims Resentment" - Warned Against "Far Right Rhetoric"
February 29, 2016
MIM: The Quilliam Foundation is headed by Maajid Nawaz a self proclaimed "ex extremist" who has found a lucrative niche 'pimping for the profit' by founding a 'think tank' to counter extremism which is staffed by Muslim "ex" terrorist supporters like himself.who use Quilliam as a vehicle for stealth jihad. The Quilliam press release 'condemning' the Paris terrorist attacks is typical Islamist pabulum. It blames the West for causing young Muslims resentment and grievances and proclaims that a far greater danger is a non existent "right wing","xenophobe" and 'knee jerk' reaction. Quilliam also lies in the face of facts by writing that "so far it has been European born and raised jihadists who have posed the biggest challenge, not immigrants or refugees." They also called for "clarity in analysis and response" and "not point fingers" or "try to score political points" which is code for 'dont go blaming Muslims or Islam its the fault of the West'.
MIM:The most recent addition to the Quilliam's coterie is the former imam of the radical London Central Mosque Sheik Dr. Salah Ansari Al-Azhari, a graduate of Al Azhar. Below is a press release announcing his addition to Quilliam's payroll:
"Former Imam at UK's Main Mosque, Sheikh Dr Salah Ansari Al-Azhari is the latest recruit to join Quilliam's Muslim reform team
Quilliam is pleased to welcome the former imam of London Central Mosque, Sheikh Dr Salah Ansari al-Azhari as Senior Researcher in the Theology and Outreach Team. Prior to joining Quilliam, Salah worked as visiting Lecturer in Islamic Studies at Heythrop College, University of London where he produced a PhD on Muhammad Abu Zahra and Islamic Modernism. A graduate in Classical and Modern Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar, University, Cairo, Sheikh Salah was appointed an Imam and teacher at the Central London Mosque and then worked in a number of mosques in London, Margate, Woking and Basingstoke, where has led extensive inter-faith activities."
A list of trustees of the London Central Mosque includes the anti semitic Islamist Ahmed Al Dubayan as director.
In what other capacities have we heard of Dr. Al-Dubuyan?
He is the director of King Fahad Academy in London, which uses textbooks portraying Jews as monkeys/apes and Christians as pigs...""The textbooks are produced by the Saudi Government (Ministry of Education). Dr al-Dubayan is a Saudi who was appointed by the Saudi Government. He is the head of the Islamic Cultural Centre (which incorporates the London Central Mosque) . . ."
MIM: It is also worth noting that Quilliam director Maajid Nawaz's wife Rachel Maggert is also profiting from the cash cow that is Quilliam. She was 'commissioned' to present an exhibition on the oxymoronic subject of "Sexuality in Islam".
"...Quilliam Foundation, the world's first counter-extremism think tank, and Free Word Centre, an international centre for literature, literacy and free expression, are partnering to present an exhibition entitled Unbreakable Rope – An Exploration of Sexuality in Islam at Free Word Centre from 10 March to 8 June 2016...Commissioned by Quilliam, Unbreakable Rope is curated by Rachel Maggart and Harry Seymour..."
MIM: In 2015 self proclaimed women's rights advocate Maajid Nawaz was videotaped getting a lap dance and sexually harassing a stripper at a London club. Below is a twitter exchange regarding the incident involving Nawaz, a commenter and his wife Rachel Maggert.
Yes, I can confirm that last summer I had a stag nightdailymail.co.uk/news/article-3…
MIM:"In our 2008 article "Why Is Anyone Listening To Maajid Nawaz?" we wrote that:" Maajid Nawaz has recently been making the rounds on Capitol Hill, testifying before the Senate on matters concerning terrorism. He has been feted, in some circles; an iconic poster boy, this week's iteration of the "moderate" Muslim." http://www.pipelinenews.org/2015/jun/15/why-is-anyone-listening-to-maajid-nawaz.html
Nawaz, a self proclaimed ex extremist who used to recruit for the terrorist group Hizb Ut Tahrir, found it more lucrative and practical to wage stealth jihad and started a think tank called The Quilliam Foundation, is partially funded by the UK government "and a shadowy group of Kuwaiti businessmen." The organisation says its aim is to "prevent radicalisation" a goal fraught with irony given the radical nature of people who are associated with it.
In 2008 one of the speakers at the QF launch was Arsalan Ifthikhar, the former CAIR legal director..."
Excerpt from the Quilliam press release:
"Quilliam Horrified By Paris Attacks- Calls For Solidarity With France And Clarity In Analysis And Response"
"...In the last decade, the modus operandi of Islamist terrorists, including those of Islamic State, has included simultaneous coordinated mass casualty attacks, suicide bombings, and shootings. It is clear that jihadism has taken root among a generation of young, angry Muslims who are susceptible to sustained Islamist propaganda. Our response must focus not only on identifying, isolating and undermining the Islamist ideology that fuels such recruitment, and in alleviating the resentment that this group of invisible recruits can use as potential or perceived grievances, but also in avoiding the far right, sweeping xenophobe rhetoric that polarises communities and breeds radicalisation.
(Apparently the only finger pointing to be tolerated according to Quilliam is a single index finger pointed upward in the ISIS sign)
MIM: The above press release is a boiler plate statement taken directly from the Quilliam playbook where "radicalisation" is blamed on what they claim are legitimate Muslim grievances (i.e. the West) such as "experience of racism and discrimination" (ignoring the fact that Muslims are not a race) and UK foreign policy which 'incites' Muslims such as "Britain's inaction over the Gaza crisis"(i.e.Israel).
ISN'T RADICALISATION SIMPLY A RESULT OF FOREIGN POLICY?
"Foreign policy grievances are among the most common grievances for recruiters to manipulate to further their own ends, however, other grievances are also important – such as experiences of racism and discrimination. Ultimately, for somebody who has adopted an Islamist ideology, foreign policy and other grievances are merely consequences of a perceived wider grievance that is the absence of an ‘Islamic state'. Poor foreign policy decisions may, therefore, provide more material for recruiters to manipulate. This is why Quilliam has criticised certain aspects of British foreign policy, for example Britain's inaction over the 2009 Gaza crisis."
MIM: For Quilliam "Clarity in Analysis" means that the West should blame itself for fostering the resentment of "young,angry Muslims" due to "far right, sweeping xenophobe rhetoric".
Quilliam Horrified by Paris Attacks: Calls for Solidarity with France and Clarity in Analysis and Response
14 November 2015
Quilliam stands in solidarity with France following the devastating attacks in Paris on Friday night. Over 120 people have been killed in a series of attacks across the French capital. In a coordinated operation by Islamic State, the six attacks included suicide bombings outside the Stade de France, shootings in a restaurant, cafe and pizzeria, and a hostage situation in Bataclan Concert Hall.
We further commiserate for the victims of the deadliest terror attack seen in Lebanon on Thursday. Carried out by two suicide bombers in Beirut, the explosions killed at least 43 people, and wounding 250, for which Islamic State has also claimed responsibility.
Like Quilliam, security services across Europe and the Middle East have predicted such coordinated multi-casualty attacks in recent years. The priority now is to care for victims, support their families, catch the perpetrators, and prevent reprisal or copycat attacks. Attention must turn to the long-term prevention of future attacks by considering the appropriate security and counter-extremism response.
For over a year now, Quilliam has warned of a full-blown jihadist insurgency. No insurgency is sustainable, let alone possible, without the levels of residual support it commands for its core ideological aims, among the communities from which it draws its fighters. In the last decade, the modus operandi of Islamist terrorists, including those of Islamic State, has included simultaneous coordinated mass casualty attacks, suicide bombings, and shootings. It is clear that jihadism has taken root among a generation of young, angry Muslims who are susceptible to sustained Islamist propaganda.
Our response must focus not only on identifying, isolating and undermining the Islamist ideology that fuels such recruitment, and in alleviating the resentment that this group of invisible recruits can use as potential or perceived grievances, but also in avoiding the far right, sweeping xenophobe rhetoric that polarises communities and breeds radicalisation. Quilliam urges a considered response from governments, free from knee-jerk reactions, and calls for sober analysis and critical thinking from civil society to cut through the sensationalist and apologist noises that inevitably prevent this.
Moreover, it is essential to remember that, though this could change, so far it has been European born and raised jihadists who have posed the biggest challenge, not immigrants or refugees. Now is a time to stand with the victims of these abhorrent attacks, not point fingers or score political points. Quilliam stands with Paris.