2012

It’s A Salafi – Jihadist Insurgency, Stupid

The recent international intervention in Mali, led by France, was intended to thwart the al-Qaeda franchise, al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), and its allies. This intervention, coupled with the recent terrorist attack on a gas facility (Amenas) in Algeria, has cast the previously under-played Salafi-Jihadist insurgency in the Sahel-Saharan...
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Quilliam Insight: The Nature of Power in Egypt

Egypt’s President Mohamed Morsi moves to grant himself broad powers over the judiciary, sparking mass rallies across Egypt. Chairman of Quilliam Maajid Nawaz, a former Amnesty International adopted Prisoner of Conscience in Egypt, poses serious questions surrounding Morsi’s motives. Egypt’s Islamist president, Mohamed Morsi, propelled to power by the Muslim...
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Quilliam Launches New Concept Paper ‘Muslim Communities: Between Integration and Securitiziation’

In the past decade, efforts to integrate Muslim communities have concentrated on securitization and the counterterrorism agenda, and as a result, the integration of these very communities that governments sought to tame has been deemed a failure. This short concept paper examines the current situation of many Muslim communities and...
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Quilliam Launches New Concept Paper ‘No Compulsion in Religion: an Islamic Case against Blasphemy Laws’

Following the international furore in recent weeks over the amateurish, inflammatory and offensive film, Innocence of Muslims, there have been calls around the world to introduce or strengthen rules that would become akin to global blasphemy laws. Dozens of people, including US Ambassador Stevens in Libya who was killed by...
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