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Another defence of Haitham al-Haddad

November 24, 2015

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Here we go again – I’m defending Haitham al-Haddad. Last time it was against Richard Littlejohn, this time it’s Tim Witherow, again in the Daily Mail. Witherow chose this title for last week’s piece on the Quiz A Muslim event in Bedford: ‘Radical panellists at ‘Quiz a Muslim’ event demanded establishment of an Islamic State […]

A defence of Inspire

November 18, 2015

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“Watch from 15:29 onwards so you can realise *exactly* why organisations like “Inspire” and folks like Sara Khan have zero impact and zero results on counter extremism.” These are the words of Abu Eesa after watching Inspire’s appearance at the House of Commons select committee on countering extremism yesterday. I’ll address Abu Eesa’s claim that Inspire […]

‘Quiz a Muslim’ – Too late to ask about the Taliban

November 17, 2015

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Abdurraheem Green was one of the panelists at the ‘Quiz a Muslim’ event in Bedford last week. I wonder if he would have been happy to take questions about his views on the Taliban. In 2001 Green said that Muslims who spoke out against the Taliban were committing a major sin and should not side with non-Muslims: Another major sin, and it […]

Abdurraheem Green on the relationship between Muslims and non-believers

November 8, 2015

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As you would expect, David Cameron’s speech on tackling extremism earlier this year didn’t go down well with iERA boss, Abdurraheem Green. This is a part of Green’s response on Islam Channel: …[the definition of Islamism] is becoming bigger and bigger. Now, anyone who believes in Khilafah, anyone who thinks Islam, believes you have a religious world […]

Do you support the death penalty for gay sex? – Muslims respond.

November 3, 2015

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I watched the recent iERA debate ‘Is Islam the cause or solution to extremism?’ where some of the panel found it difficult to answer Peter Tatchell’s question about supporting the death penalty for apostasy, blasphemy and gay sex. Dr Anas Altikriti from the Cordoba Foundation was rather pissed off (left) that Tatchell had even dared to ask […]