Tag Archives: al-qa’ida

The Tragedy in Manchester … and in Islam?

At the time of writing, the Police have issued a statement that they are treating the deadly attack at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester as terrorism-related. It remains to be seen whether this was related to specifically AQ or … Continue reading

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Prevent review to sideline ‘extremists’

There has been a vigorous campaign in the UK these past few years by assorted groups and key individuals to block the political engagement of Muslim organisations. Hence the campaign against the MCB and others (mirroring the similar campaign against … Continue reading

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Halloween: The Al-Qa’ida Connection

Last night, I finally got round to watching John Carpenter’s 1978 movie, Halloween – it was showing on BBC4. But wait, what’s this? What was the first thing that appeared on the screen as the film began? It said: ‘A … Continue reading

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Tackling violent extremism together

Today’s Guardian story about the Quilliam memo helps demonstrate how the current Prevent programme has degenerated into a worrying spectacle of tiny groups competing for government access and funding while smearing other credible and far larger Muslim organisations as being ‘Islamists’ and … Continue reading

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Uganda: ‘Terror is the price of support for despots and dictators’

Yesterday’s monstrous twin bombings in Uganda which have resulted in the deaths of at least seventy-four people (the death toll may still rise) have understandably been blamed on East African Al-Qa’ida franchises. The BBC reports that: “In particular, the attack on … Continue reading

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The ‘Times Square Bomber’ and the innocent dead

The news in today’s papers that the Pakistani born US citizen Faisal Shahzad has pleaded guilty to all ten charges against him relating to the attempted car bombing of Times Square should in a more sensible world urgently prompt a … Continue reading

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