Dr Damon Perry

Dr Damon Perry
Dr Damon L. Perry is a Senior Research Fellow at Policy Exchange. He received his PhD from the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, in 2016. He is the author of The Global Muslim Brotherhood in Britain: Non-Violent Extremism and the Battle of Ideas, published in 2018 by Routledge. In 2019, whilst an Associate Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation (ICSR), London, Dr Perry was commissioned by the Commission for Countering Extremism to publish an academic paper on mainstream Islamism and education. His most recent publication is the report The Islamic Movement in Britain, published by ICSR in 2020.

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‘Blasphemy’ in Schools

Download Publication Online Reader Exclusive polling published by Policy Exchange – conducted by YouGov – exposes that a de facto blasphemy code is being introduced to our schools.  In Britain, no one has the right not to be offended. Words or actions that are taken by some as offensive – whether they relate to one’s religion, sexuality or race – are not criminal as long as they are not intentionally […]

The Symbolic Power of the Veil

Download Publication Online Reader This report exposes how Islamists have been permitted to dominate debate about religious clothing both in the United Kingdom, and abroad. This vacuum can lead to women and girls effectively having the hijab imposed upon them by their community activists or school – despite the fact that throughout much of the Islamic world women are protesting the imposition of the hijab as an oppressive garment. In […]

The Trojan Horse Affair

  Download Publication   Online Reader A new report by Policy Exchange today exposes a concerted campaign to rewrite history around the “Trojan Horse” scandal, where hard-line activists Islamised state schools in Birmingham. In a foreword, two of those who tackled the problem and clashed at the time – Michael Gove, then Education Secretary, and Nick Timothy, then special adviser to the Home Secretary – come together to attack activist […]

Qatar: Friend or Frenemy?

  Download Publication   Online Reader The 2022 World Cup makes Qatar the centre of the world’s attention. This report utilises that interest to declare pertinent questions about Britain’s relationship with the tiny but wealthy gulf state. It queries how Qatar acts on the international stage and asks whether it is a ‘friend’ or ‘frenemy’ to the United Kingdom. Qatar has been an enthusiastic supporter of Islamist causes, but also […]

Delegitimising Counter-Terrorism

Download Publication The Prevent counter-terrorism strategy is perhaps the most controversial government policy most people have never heard of. Public recognition of it is generally low, but opposition from Britain’s raucous Islamist scene, near total. From there, opposition has spread to sections of the far-left, and those parts of academia where Islamism and the revolutionary left intersect. This report, written by three experts on Islamism, outlines the campaign against Prevent, […]

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Germany’s Reichsbürger raids, the Far-Right, and thoughts for the UK

On 7 December 2022, German police arrested 52 people on suspicion of plotting a coup. Among them are those associated with the Reichsbürger (Citizens of the Reich) movement. Others are apparently opponents of the state’s strict anti-Covid 19 measures. What binds them is their rejection of the German democratic state. The Reichsbürger movement is a loosely organised network of Far-Right extremists and conspiracy theorists. Its members refuse to accept that […]

“Radicalised” convert kills five in Norway

On the evening of Wednesday October 13, 2021, in the city of Kongsberg, some 50 miles from Oslo, five people were killed and two more were injured in a suspected terrorist attack by a lone perpetrator. The attacker, named Espen Andersen Bråthen, was armed with a bow and arrows. He was later apprehended and charged. The police announced that the man is a convert to Islam and that radicalisation concerns related to […]

French Interior Minister: “Our action against Islamism is bearing fruit”

The Charity Commission is to investigate a London-based Islamic charity, the Miftahul Jannah Academy in Waltham Forest, after the National Secular Society reported that the charity’s website contained extremist sermons praising the Taliban and encouraging Muslims to fund jihadists. The charity’s website also hosted antisemitic audio recordings referring to the “dirty qualities” of Jews. The National Secular Society reported the story on October 4, as follows: The National Secular Society has reported […]

CAGE, MEND and IHRC co-launch international campaign against Western democracies’ “War on Terror”

Three British Islamist organisations have helped spearhead an international campaign in commemoration of 9/11. The International Witness Campaign, according to its website, seeks to raise awareness not of the victims of global jihadist violence – which, incidentally, pre-dates 9/11 – but of the plight of “the millions of people affected across the globe” by what it calls “state sponsored violence” conducted since 9/11 and the beginning of the “War on […]

Islamist terrorism remains a threat to Britain 20 years after 9/11

Twenty years after the deadliest terrorist attack in modern history, the terrorist threat from the same motivating ideological force of Salafi-jihadism – one form of Islamism – remains at large in the western world, including the United Kingdom. In recent years, Al-Qaeda’s prominence as the primary perpetrator of Islamist terrorism may have been eclipsed by the Islamic State, but its network remains active and dangerous. The Taliban’s control of Afghanistan, […]

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