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Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism organisation. We have a full spectrum and values-based approach to counter-extremism which means promoting pluralism and inspiring change. Over the last decade we have grown to have operations all over the world and aim to tackle extremism of all kinds. To pursue our work more effectively and ensure that we are localising our efforts, we currently have a UK team, a North America team, and a Global team. Challenging extremism is the duty of all responsible members of society. Not least because cultural insularity and extremism are products of the failures of wider society to foster a shared sense of belonging and to advance liberal democratic values. Quilliam seeks to challenge what we think, and the way we think. We aim to generate creative, informed and inclusive discussions to counter the ideological underpinnings of terrorism, while simultaneously providing evidence-based policy recommendations to governments, and building civil society networks and programmes to lead the change towards a more positive future.

Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism organisation. We have a full spectrum and values-based approach to counter-extremism which means promoting pluralism and inspiring change. Over the last decade we have grown to have operations all over the world and aim to tackle extremism of all kinds. To pursue our work more effectively and ensure that we are localising our efforts, we currently have a UK team, a North America team, and a Global team. Challenging extremism is the duty of all responsible members of society. Not least because cultural insularity and extremism are products of the failures of wider society to foster a shared sense of belonging and to advance liberal democratic values. Quilliam seeks to challenge what we think, and the way we think. We aim to generate creative, informed and inclusive discussions to counter the ideological underpinnings of terrorism, while simultaneously providing evidence-based policy recommendations to governments, and building civil society networks and programmes to lead the change towards a more positive future.
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Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism organisation. We have a full spectrum and values-based approach to counter-extremism which means promoting pluralism and inspiring change. Over the last decade we have grown to have operations all over the world and aim to tackle extremism of all kinds. To pursue our work more effectively and ensure that we are localising our efforts, we currently have a UK team, a North America team, and a Global team. Challenging extremism is the duty of all responsible members of society. Not least because cultural insularity and extremism are products of the failures of wider society to foster a shared sense of belonging and to advance liberal democratic values. Quilliam seeks to challenge what we think, and the way we think. We aim to generate creative, informed and inclusive discussions to counter the ideological underpinnings of terrorism, while simultaneously providing evidence-based policy recommendations to governments, and building civil society networks and programmes to lead the change towards a more positive future.

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@QuilliamOrg

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English

Contact:

02071827273


Episodes

Episode 12 - Andrew Copson: A Cock & Bull Story

4/24/2019
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David Toube discusses the tricky question of the interface between private religious conservatism and secularism with Andrew Copson of Humanists UK. Religiously mandated slaughter methods and circumcision are two such crux points. Join our civil society movement against extremism https://www.quilliaminternational.com/circle

Duration:00:34:05

Episode 11 - Andrew Copson: In a Secular Motion

4/17/2019
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Quilliam's Director of Policy, David Toube speaks to Andrew Copson of Humanists UK about the meaning of Humanism, and how religious communities can benefit from a secular society. Join our civil society movement against extremism https://www.quilliaminternational.com/circle

Duration:00:33:49

Episode 10 - Tania Joya: Jihad with a Seaside Riad

4/10/2019
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Episode 10 of our Next in Q Podcast Series with your host Quilliam's US Executive Director, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim who continues his conversation with Tania Joya, former Islamist. When ISIS declared a Caliphate, Tania's (former) husband moved her and the children to the Middle East, and eventually Syria. Now a secular humanist, She describes the journey, and her escape.

Duration:00:31:19

Episode 9 - Tania Joya: Jihaders Wives

4/2/2019
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Episode 9 of our Next in Q Podcast Series with your host Quilliam's US Executive Director, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim in conversation with Tania Joya, former Islamist discussing growing up in East London, immersed in its Islamist subculture. When ISIS declared a Caliphate, why travelling to join it seemed the natural next step for her. Join our civil society movement against extremism https://www.quilliaminternational.com/circle

Duration:00:27:11

Episode 8 - Sara Khan: Radically Candid

3/26/2019
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To mark the first anniversary of Sara Khan's tenure as the Counter Extremism commissioner, Next in Q's David Toube continues his discussion with her, in this second part, about the challenges of her role in tackling extremism. Join our civil society movement against extremism https://www.quilliaminternational.com/circle

Duration:00:28:41

Episode 7 - Sara Khan: A Life Less Extreme

3/14/2019
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To mark the first anniversary of Sara Khan's tenure as the Counter Extremism commissioner, Next in Q speaks to David Toube about the experiences of extremism that led her to take on this important role.

Duration:00:35:29

Episode 6 - Macer Gifford: The Return to Raqqa

3/4/2019
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Quilliam International's Director of Policy, David Toube speaks to Macer Gifford, Human rights activist & anti-ISIS campaigner. He fought in Raqqa with the MFS (Syriac Military Council) and served for 3 years in the YPG. Support our civil society movement against extremism by joining Quilliam Circle www.quilliaminternational.com/circle

Duration:00:37:44

Episode 5 - Macer Gifford: The Call of the Kurds

2/26/2019
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Quilliam International's Director of Policy, David Toube speaks to Macer Gifford, Human rights activist & anti-ISIS campaigner. He fought in Raqqa with the MFS (Syriac Military Council) and served for 3 years in the YPG. "All of a sudden as the years went past, I was struck by international events - what was happening in the Middle East and the rise of the Islamic State, the fall of Mosul. Suddenly the girls (were in) cages, the Yazidis were trapped on Sinjar mountain and it came almost in a...

Duration:00:32:31

Episode 4 - Aimen Dean: a British Spy out of Al Qaeda (Part 2)

10/29/2018
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Tune in to the new Quilliam International podcast with your host David Toube in conversation with Aimen Dean. “So… there was a choice between either the British, the Americans or the French. As far as the Americans were concerned… my defection took place around December 1998, and in August 1998, I was just lucky to escape with my life from a cruise missile attack by the Americans against the camps… So I thought basically that it would be extremely difficult to work with people who just a few...

Duration:00:32:03

Episode 3 - Aimen Dean: a British Spy in Al Qaeda (Part 1)

10/22/2018
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Tune in to the new Quilliam International podcast 'Next in Q' with your host David Toube in conversation with Aimen Dean. "Eight years undercover do really take their toll on you. I became diabetic during that time. The stress of a double life is too much. You are constantly on the move, monitoring cells, infiltrating organisations that want to do harm to others. So you do not have a normal life whatsoever. So I remember, when my identity was compromised in 2006, in the beginning I was angry...

Duration:00:24:38

Episode 2 - Fighting extremists from Soviets to ISIS

9/27/2018
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"I will never ever regret fighting against Communism and to put an end to that evil ideology. Because I don't think that there's any difference between Communism and ISIS and Al Qaeda. One of them is based on a secular understanding of the world, and one of them is based on a religious understanding of the world. But both of them managed to bring huge misery to humanity."

Duration:00:32:30

Next In Q - Episode 1

9/10/2018
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Tune in to Quilliam Internationals podcast with your host Muhammad-Fraser-Rahim to hear more from: 'The Man Who Knew Bin Laden'. Think you know the real Bin Laden? This man does. Noman Benotman came from a wealthy Libyan family. As a child, he spent his holidays in Britain. Radicalised by the idealistic Islamist politics sweeping the Middle East in the 1980s, he found himself camping with Bin Laden in Afghanistan . As a trusted confidante, he discussed and debated politics and theology with...

Duration:00:31:20