Thursday, June 05, 2008

Quilliam Foundation

This looks like an interesting change from the usual :

the Quilliam Foundation

founded by two British ex-islamists, to :

- Expose and challenge the weaknesses, inconsistencies, and failings of Islamist thought and actions;
- Provide a scripturally rooted theological and ideological alternative to the rigidity of Islamism and extreme Wahhabism;
- Narrate public testimonies as to why Islamists and extreme Wahhabites (of various persuasions) abandoned these movements;
- Encourage current Islamists and extreme Wahhabites to sever ties with their movements and enter the fold of mainstream Islam;
- Advocate full integration of Muslims into Western society as citizens, not as a faith community, and counter the separatism of Islamists.

My source tells me that the entry entitled "Ed Husain wins at Doha Debates, Qatar", the proposition that "Muslism are failing to combat extremism" is an especially informative and hopeful piece of news. Check it out at the foundation's website to learn more.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems people are being taken for a ride by these guys, one of them has already come out and said the whole thing was made up to sell books:

5:10 PM  
Blogger Question? said...

Ok, thanks for videolink. Still, it is not entirely clear to me how Butt and the Quilliam Foundation relate. None of the Foundation's book titles are mentioned in the video excerpt, and Butt's title is not on the Foundation's list.

11:31 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The site exposed Maajid Nawaz's (and QF's) theology as deceptive, dishonest and unrepresentative of Islamic theolgoy.

Now critiques their intellectual and political positions, showing them to be little more than neocon secular ideology that has no intellectually coherent basis - quite a damning indictment on QF.

8:43 PM  

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