Following on from last week’s post about how many of the Quilliam Foundation’s supporters (many pro-Iraq war enthusiasts including Nick Cohen, Denis MacShane, Paul Goodman as well as Martin ‘The Great Koran Con Trick’ Bright) had been mobilising to ensure continued government funding of the Quilliam Foundation – all with our taxpayer money of course, yesterday morning witnessed a very interesting parliamentary debate specifically on the topic of QF funding.
You can read the debate in full here. One of the interesting details revealed during the debate is that Quilliam received 2.7 million pounds from the Home Office and the Foreign Office during the past three years. This was more Prevent funding than received by any single other organisation.
This is astonishing given that Quilliam is so widely reviled amongst UK Muslims and whose routine smear-mongering of mainstream UK Muslim organisations as being ‘Islamists’ has only served to increase mistrust between UK Muslims and the government.
Quilliam’s parliamentary supporters argue that unless they receive 150K urgently the organisation may well fold in the next few days. How revealing that such an organisation has been so utterly dependent on government-funding throughout its existence and has the likes of Nick Cohen and Martin Bright and Denis MacShane etc as its most vocal supporters.