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The West's war on itself

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Earlier this week Peter Harling, Alex Simon and Ben Schonveld published a detailed analysis and critique of the global programme called Preventing Violent Extremism and its sister programme Countering Violent Extremism called The West’s war on itself.

You can read the full, in depth, article here.

I would urge everyone to read this article with some tea, biscuits and a notebook and pen! There are many references that most of us would find easy to relate.

For those engaged in this area from 2001 onward – you may even claim that the father of the above two programmes is none other than the UK government's Prevent strategy and its wholesale co-option of the Neocon research and policy directions, from reports such as Civil democratic Islam, partners, resources and strategies by Cheryl Benard or think tanks such as Policy Exchange and others.

The article is broken in to the following chapters which themselves gives you a good insight of what this is all about.

The West’s war on itself,…

Commission for Countering Extremism: Why Sara Khan is not the problem

Since the announcement of Sara Khan, as the lead for the Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE), there have a been a few who have spearheaded the campaign against her and calling for her removal. Whilst many of the claims about her may well be right, calling for her replacement is the wrong thing to focus on. The issue is not Sara Khan, the issue is the Commission itself.

You will have noticed, that some of the most vocal of this call have yet to actually critique the CCE itself, and to be frank it smacks of 'my friend didn't get it so I'm upset.!

Please read below the outlines of why we must reject this Commission altogether.


A commission unlike others

This Commission for Countering Extremism (CCE) is unlike other commissions we have had in the past, that have traditionally had a remit to positively impact minority communities, such as the Commission for Racial Equality and the current Equality and Human Rights Commission. Those commissions were instituted through laws/…

Why does the Times publish a journo with anti-Semitic & homophobic views?

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Here is Dominic Kennedy - the so called journalist at the Times, that tweeted the below! 


Here he is selectively quoting my FB status to smear me.


Here is what I actually said.


Why is this hate preacher working for the Times? He's deliberately trying to smear CAGE and through that myself.

Why would the Times want to smear people who are challenging laws that encroach our personal liberties? Worst still why is the Times employing someone who tweets the disgusting stuff like the above?  
Don't be fooled by this charlatan parading around as a journalist. 
Also keep an eye out on those that will use this to smear CAGE, Muhammad Rabbani or myself and MEND. These people are worse than Dominic Kennedy, as they make reality what he tries to achieve, i.e. increase demonisation of Muslims so that they are pushed out of the civic, social and political spheres aka Islamophobia.

The 5 Pillars of Islamophobia

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As promised below are the dates for a four city tour exposing the Islamophobia industry, This will be an evidence based seminar by Professor Miller of SpinWatch. Hope to see as many of you as possible there! Click the link below to register - which is a MUST!

http://mend.org.uk/islamophobia/


FYI – Clarity on repeatedly published lies about me.

As many of you will know – I have a Wikipedia page – yep I do! Quite a popular one as it turns out given the trouble some individuals take to rehashing oft-repeated lies about me. I’m just not sure which one of my greatest ‘fans’ dedicates their time to set this up (someone needs to get a life) but let me make some corrections on the content there as well some other comments that are regurgitated about me all too frequently as if repeating them will give them the force of truth.
I have made these clarifications on numerous platforms and programmes but I realised that I still need to put this down on paper, so to speak. So here goes:
Wikipedia page
1.Muslim Safety Forum – “Ali left the post of chairman in 2008, then resigned entirely from MSF in 2009 after publicity over his extremist comments. In July 2010, he was reinstated as MSF’s chairman.”
My term as Chair of the Muslim Safety Forum (MSF) ended in 2008. I never resigned from the MSF, as minutes from the MSF meetings will prove, as w…

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How to create your own Islamophobia

You may have caught the headlines over the weekend which include 'Muslim students back killing in the name of Islam', and 'Muslim students back Islamic killings', or even '1/3 of UK Muslim students back jihad'. But the best has to be 'To beat extremism we must dissolve religious groups'!

With such 'shock & awe' inspiring headlines, I thought I’d read the report that triggered these sensational headlines.


To read rest of the article or comment please click here: http://blog.islamicforumeurope.com/?p=74#more-74 .