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Asim Qureshi: ‘Islamophobia Awareness Month’ Event at Manchester Museum Backed by Publicly Funded Organisations
Policy Exchange’s Understanding Islamism project has exposed an event scheduled for the 25 November to discuss the book ‘I refuse to condemn’ by Asim Qureshi of CAGE. The logos of the British Council and the Heritage Fund appear on promotional material for the meeting, as well as that of the Manchester Museum, part of the University of Manchester.
Independent Press Standards Organisation (IPSO) rejects complaint from Miqdaad Versi of the Muslim Council of Britain’s (MCB) Centre for Media Monitoring
In a column titled ‘We’re not drifting into segregation, we’re hurtling perilously towards it‘, Nick Timothy remarked that intimidation of Jewish pupils and teachers grew so severe against the backdrop of the Gaza conflict in May 2021, that “the Education Secretary Gavin Williamson wrote to schools warning that while pupils are allowed to express political views, anti-Semitic language and threats must not be tolerated”. In his 30 May 2021 Daily Telegraph article Nick Timothy continued:
Hicham Chaib, a former leader of Sharia4Belgium has been sentenced in absentia to life in prison and stripped of his Belgian nationality by the Antwerp Assize Court. He was being prosecuted for the killing of an unidentified prisoner in March 2016 in Syria. His trial proceeded despite claims in 2017 and 2018 that he had been killed fighting for Islamic State.
In comments that have surfaced in the French media – newly translated into English by Policy Exchange’s Understanding Islamism Project – Abouyezid Anzorov, the father of Samuel Paty’s killer, Abdoullakh Anzarov, glorified the beheading of Samuel Paty, an act that shocked France and the world.
A headteacher and her father were sentenced on October 11 for running an unregistered Islamic school in Streatham, south London. They were convicted of the same offence two years ago.
Ofsted reported the case on its website as follows:
The public role of politically-backed Islam in Europe has been the subject of a long-standing debate in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. This commentary, by Benedict Neff, the Features Editor of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), once again draws attention to this issue.
INVESTIGATION – The Ministry of the Interior is developing a unit of republican counter-discourse. Analysts and web specialists have united to counter the rhetoric of hate preachers.
Against the offensive orchestrated for years by Islamists on social media to manipulate minds, spread their social codes and lay the foundations of an obscurantist counter-society on the scale of entire neighbourhoods, the Republic is fighting back.
On October 7, 2021, British Islamist advocacy group, CAGE, co-launched a new report, The Terror Trap, “to mark 20 years of the Global War on Terror”. The other “civil society and research organizations” that launched the report include:
A traditional maxim in research is to ‘follow the money.’ Recent revelations concerning the growing size of the budget enjoyed by Turkey’s Diyanet (the Ministry of Religious Affairs), and its increased focus on global expansion, have alerted new eyes to a trend observable for some years – Ankara is committing more and more on propagating the faith, and is doing so domestically and internationally.
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.