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Type: Opinion

Summary: 
  • Although the internet evidently did play a role in the radicalization process, the study showed that face-to-face encounters were more important, and that dawa, the proselytizing of Islam, played a central role in this process, as the men themselves became missionaries for Islam.

  • The third factor was the establishment of a "them and us" distinction between the radicalized men and the rest of the world, especially the belief that the West is an enemy of the Muslim world. The distinction also involved a rejection of democracy and a commitment to the establishment of a caliphate governed by sharia law, which the men want to bring about either through dawa(proselytizing) or violence (jihad).

  • "The Islamic State is a byproduct of Al Azhar's programs. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic? Al Azhar says there must be a caliphate and that it is an obligation for the Muslim world. Al Azhar teaches the law of apostasy and killing the apostate. Al Azhar is hostile towards religious minorities, and teaches things like not building churches, etc. Al Azhar upholds the institution of jizya [extracting tribute from non-Muslims]. Al Azhar teaches stoning people. So can Al Azhar denounce itself as un-Islamic?" — Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah Nasr, scholar of Islamic law, graduate of Egypt's Al Azhar University, explaining why it refused to denounce ISIS as un-Islamic, 2015.

Type: Article

Executive Summary

What are we to learn from the above? If we are wise, it will be this:

  1. There are individuals and organisations in Britain who seek much greater accommodation of, and adherence to, Islamic norms in our society

  2. Efforts to subversively introduce Islamic norms and practices to British schools have already been undertaken, and been successful

  3. The accommodation of Islamic norms etc. in British society will inevitably mean a loss of democratic free speech and an erosion of the rights and protections of women and girls

  4. The British public sector is shaped by state demands for tolerance, inclusion, multiculturalism and diversity. These are of the utmost importance in the mind of the state

  5. Many British teachers, including the profession’s largest union, have expressed anti-Western and anti-British sentiment and openly support the concept of multiculturalism

  6. Activist groups who seek the Islamisation of British schools, use the language of multiculturalism and diversity to advance their arguments and in doing so, successfully sanitise and legitimise notions that are wholly in opposition to the values of British society

The fact of the matter is that there is an ideological aim to Islamise Britain and the British state is lending a helping hand. In its consistent prioritising of “diversity”, the Government has ignored the detail and has little understanding of what this idea means in every day life. The British Government has effectively decided that religion is good, regardless of what it teaches.

If this problem is to be fixed, a complete political and cultural shift is required in Britain. Schools must return to teaching literacy, numeracy, the sciences, as priority, and teachers’ political leanings should have no bearing in the classroom. It is right that pupils learn about religion, but in the interests of truth, it cannot be that they learn a sanitised or moderated version that can be constructed and approved by those with their own agenda.

Teachers should be required to teach the values of Britain to children (to which we need to add equal rights between genders as a matter of urgency), regardless of their feelings, and to teach accurate history and current affairs. If Israel-Palestine is discussed, then the charter of Hamas should be included, as well as the genocidal intent of global jihadis against the Jewish state.

Furthermore, children should be reminded that they are British, and all of the positive things that this entails.

Most importantly, Government must move away from the notion that all religions are a force for good, and look instead at what is actually being taught. Government must be honest and open and when it sees problems developing, look at the facts without colouring them with multicultural dogma.

Parents have a right to know the culture in which their children are being schooled, and we all have a right to know how the minds of future generations are being formed. At present, they are being schooled in multiculturalism, unquestioning respect for all minority groups irrespective of their practices, and something close to disdain for their own history, identity and heritage.

British schools have numerous problems, but their utilisation as an advancement of jihadi ideology is a problem for us all.

Type: News

Country: 
Egypt
News Date: 
17/09/2015
Summary: 

Egypt is adding mosque surveillance, private security and book bans to its efforts to control extremism and support moderate religious thought.
 

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
02/11/2017
Summary: 

The invite seemed innocuous. Tomorrow evening, at a community centre in Birmingham, parents, teachers and others would gather to discuss the future of schools in Britain’s second city. One pictures a scene from David Cameron’s Big Society: local people pulling together with experts to improve the education of their children. Sadly, the meeting was no such thing.

Country: 
Czech Republic (the)
News Date: 
16/10/2017
Summary: 

President of the Czech Republic Miloš Zeman said there is a risk of Saudi Arabia-funded radical Islam spreading to European Union candidate state Bosnia-Herzegovina. Speaking at a Visegrád Group conference on integrating Baltic nations into the EU, President Zeman said: “All four presidents have clearly agreed that, in particular, there is a risk of further spreading of radical Islam in Bosnia.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
13/04/2008
Summary: 

Extremist ideas are being spread by Islamic study centres linked to British universities and backed by multi-million-pound donations from Saudi Arabia and Muslim organisations, a new report claims. Eight universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, have accepted more than £233.5 million from Saudi and Muslim sources since 1995, with much of the money going to Islamic study centres, according to the report. The total sum, revealed by Anthony Glees, the director of Brunel University's Centre for Intelligence and Security Studies, amounts to the largest source of external funding to UK univer

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
09/10/2017
Summary: 

The Home Office is attempting to censor a report which criticises the government’s failure to manage the impact of immigration, integrate minorities, and tackle radical Islam. The report by the government’s ‘integration tsar’ Dame Louise Casey has been ready for months, but publication has been delayed after Home Office officials expressed “concern” and “unhappiness” about its language and content, reports The Sunday Times. Ms.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
03/10/2017
Summary: 

The controversial law allows authorities to shut down mosques, carry out on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls. Under the law, authorities are allowed to shut down mosques or other places of worship if preachers are suspected of spreading radical ideas and theories. Suspected jihadist sympathisers can also be confined to their neighbourhoods without the approval of a judge. Police can also carry out more on-the-spot identity checks and expand border controls to areas around international train stations, ports and airports.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
29/09/2017
Summary: 

British universities hosted 110 events featuring extremist speakers in the last academic year, 2016/17, with the highest proportion taking place in London institutions, a report has found.

The extremist events listed were overwhelmingly organised by Islamic societies and groups and speakers included former Guantanamo Bay detainees and Islamists. Former English Defence League (EDL) leader Tommy Robinson, who was the only “far right” speaker on the list, spoke at two universities.

Country: 
Switzerland
News Date: 
28/09/2017
Summary: 
  • What you would never know, from all this hand-wringing about "Islamophobia," is that only a few weeks before the conference, the country's media had reported on a popular imam in Biel who, in his sermons, "asked Allah to destroy the enemies of Islam -- Jews, Christians, Hindus, Russians, and Shiites."

  • The imam in question, Abu Ramadan, preached that Muslims who befriended infidels were "cursed until the Day of Judgment" -- which, of course, is not radical at all, but is straight out of the Koran.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
26/09/2017
Summary: 

Two schoolboys said a man accused of encouraging terrorism told them "you had to kill" anyone who insulted their religion, a court has heard. One boy said Zameer Ghumra, 38, from Leicester, supported so-called Islamic State and showed him beheading videos

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
31/08/2017
Summary: 
  • Gilles de Kerchove singled out UK for having most radicalised Muslims in Europe
  • France has 17,000, Spain 5,000 and Belgium 500, Mr de Kerchove predicted 
  • Also warned ISIS will try cyber attack on nuclear power stations within five years
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Country: 
Belgium
News Date: 
27/08/2017
Summary: 

“One in five mosques checked for extremism in 2016,” Brussels Times, August 27, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
16/12/2008
Summary: 

An NHS doctor has been found guilty of launching car bomb attacks on Glasgow airport and a London nightclub as part of a nationwide terrorist campaign.

Country: 
France
News Date: 
11/08/2017
Summary: 

The number of people suspected of Islamic radicalization in France has risen by 60% in two years, reports Le Figaro.

Country: 
Maldives
News Date: 
01/12/2011
Summary: 

Recently, the syncretic religious traditions and lax attitudes towards religious practices have been changing rapidly, greatly aided by the presence of social Islamic organizations, and their use of mass media and abundant resources. The level of religiosity is increasing; old traditions and customs are being dismissed as being bid’ah (inventions contrary to the teachings of Islam) and certain segments of the society are growing intensely conservative.

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
06/08/2017
Summary: 

The Malaysian government has banned a new book promoting a more moderate form of Islam, saying that the text is likely to “undermine order” and “alarm public opinion.”

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
31/07/2017
Summary: 

A RADICAL Islamist group facing a government ban has sparked outrage across the country after a senior member gave a keynote speech at the headquarters of Universities UK.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
30/07/2017
Summary: 
  • Khuram Butt  was a teacher at a primary school in Eton Community School, Ilford
  • The  27-year-old taught after school Koran classes as a unpaid volunteer
  • Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba drove a van into pedestrians and jumped out of  a van in London Bridge wearing fake suicide vests
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Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
14/07/2017
Summary: 

Home Secretary, Amber Rudd, has been accused of a cover-up, over her decision not to publish a report on the funding of Islamist extremism amid claims that states such as Saudi Arabia were pumping money into the spread of extreme Islamist ideology in the west. The report is said to have found that organisations of “extremism concern” had received “significant” sums from abroad.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
06/07/2017
Summary: 

More than 100 people in the UK have been convicted of terrorism offences related to Syria and Iraq since 2014, research by the BBC has revealed.

 

BBC gets through the article without once mentioning the words Muslim and Islam!! Remarkable bias by omission https://t.co/2BblZZJtSV

— David Vance (@DVATW) July 6, 2017

Country: 
Saudi Arabia
News Date: 
05/07/2017
Summary: 

Saudi Arabia is the chief foreign promoter of Islamist extremism in the UK, a new report has claimed. The Henry Jackson Society said there was a "clear and growing link" between Islamist organisations in receipt of overseas funds, hate preachers and Jihadist groups promoting violence.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
03/07/2017
Summary: 

Thousands of British school children are being put at risk in unregistered religious centres and schools, the new chief inspector warns. Up to 6,000 pupils could be in danger, and the warning comes as one former pupil claims his teachers caned him on an “almost daily basis”. Amanda Spielman, head of the school’s inspectorate, Ofsted, called this weekend for new laws and powers to protect children. “It is clear that weaknesses in current legislation allow some organisations to teach school-aged children religious texts full time… and avoid proper scrutiny,” Ms.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
29/05/2014
Summary: 

A London hate preacher jailed after calling for 9/11-style attacks across Europe has sparked fresh outrage after defending the kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
24/06/2017
Summary: 

A Luton Islamic School which segregated staff by gender and hosted radical speakers has been slammed by the Charity Commission and accused of misconduct. The Rabia Educational Trust caters for 128 pupils, charges up to £2,300 a year, and has the stated ‘charitable aim’ of advancing “the single sex Islamic faith based education of girls and boys.” It was found to have poor management, mismanaged accounts, and failed to protect pupils from potentially harmful views in the past, the regulator claimed in an 

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
23/06/2017
Summary: 

An Islamic school that hosted radical clerics and segregated teachers by gender is accused today by the Charity Commission of mismanagement and misconduct. The regulator expressed concern that the Rabia Educational Trust, which caters for 128 pupils and charges up to £2,300 a year, had failed to protect pupils from potentially harmful views. Ofsted has inspected Rabia girls’ and boys’ school in Luton four times since 2014 but it continues to fail to meet educational and management standards and remains under regulatory action by the schools inspectorate.

Country: 
Maldives
News Date: 
19/06/2017
Summary: 

After the disappearance of one journalist and the murder of a second, government officials of the once moderate Islamic Maldives island chain are worried that radical Islam is growing in strength, putting at risk the lives of millions of western tourists who go there to soak up the tropical paradise. The murder of blogger Yameen Rasheed, who was stabbed by multiple assailants on April 23, deepened the worry of the central government in the Ma

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
31/05/2017
Summary: 

A growing number of radical Muslims are flocking to move from France to Britain, where generous welfare payments, lack of scrutiny from the authorities, and the ease with which families can practice strict Islam have earned the UK a reputation as a halal paradise for Salafists who are unable to secure visas for Saudi Arabia.

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
07/06/2011
Summary: 

Its new counter-radicalisation strategy, Prevent, warned that some people who are supportive of terrorist groups and ideologies have “sought and sometimes gained positions in schools or in groups which work closely with young people.” It said that new standards to be enforced by Ofsted should enable schools to take action against staff who demonstrate unacceptable views

Country: 
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
News Date: 
02/11/2016
Summary: 

Tackling radical Islam should be “the next big battle” for Ukip following its successes over migration and the European Union, leadership candidate Suzanne Evans has said.

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