In the Media

Sisters in arms: why women fight for Islamic State

Charlie Winter, Researcher at Quilliam, talks in Prospect magazine about a manifesto released by the Al-Khanssaa Brigade which outlines the way in which the lives of Jihadist brides are governed in the Islamic State. A document has emerged detailing the repressive rules governing women’s lives. Just what is it that...
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AQAP vs ISIS: Who was really behind the Charlie Hebdo attacks?

Charlie Winter, Researcher at Quilliam, discusses the risk of exaggerating the role of terrorist organisations when assessing the responsibility of attacks carried out by self-starter terrorists. On Wednesday, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) released a video statement in which it claimed, once and for all, responsibility for the 7...
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It’s a problem for everyone, not just us Muslims

Quilliam’s Managing Director, Haras Rafiq, explains that extremism is a problem for every member of society, not just Muslims, and should therefore be tackled through a civil society led response. Condemnation is worthless unless the whole of society works together to understand the mentality of the extremists The clinical precision...
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Charlie Hebdo attacks: time for Islam to reform

Dr Usama Hasan, Senior Researcher at Quilliam, discusses the need for reform within Islam following the Charlie Hebdo attacks. Islam, like other major world religions and philosophies, has been a major contributor to civilising the world for the past 14 centuries. The author and academic Richard Bulliet makes the case...
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