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Archive for 'Anwar Al Awlaki'

As American as Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad

Press Release from ICSR, King’s College
ICSR is pleased to announce the release of its newest report, As American As Apple Pie: How Anwar al-Awlaki Became the Face of Western Jihad, by Research Fellow Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens.  This study provides the first forensic analysis of Anwar al-Awlaki’s work, which tracks his ideological path from a supposedly moderate preacher [...]

Why is the American ambassador visiting the East London Mosque?

This is a cross-post by Shiraz Maher from Standpoint Magazine
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I’ve written a piece for today’s Wall Street Journal about the staggering decision of the US embassy in London to visit the East London Mosque.
I reproduce it in full below.

Empowering Islamists
Repeating U.K. mistakes, Obama’s ambassador to Britain reaches out to Muslim radicals.
The East London Mosque is [...]

The Wit and Wisdom of Anwar al-Awlaki

This is a cross-post by Alex Meleagrou-Hitchens
When it emerged last May that Stephen Timms MP had been stabbed by a young woman wearing a hijab, most people dismissed it as an isolated act by a deranged individual, rather than any indication of a broader trend. As Roshonara Choudhary’s case has now drawn to a close, it [...]

Why I spoke out on Anwar al-Awlaki

Karima Bennoune in CiF says:
I am a member of the board of trustees of the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) in the US and an international law professor of Muslim heritage. I spoke out in the Guardian of 15 November 2010 against CCR’s decision to represent pro bono the interests of Anwar al-Awlaki – a jihadist [...]

Gita Sahgal, Moazzam Begg, Anwar Al Awlaki

On the day that Britain agreed to pay millions to those tourists to Afghanistan who ended up in Guantanamo, rather than contest their cases, Gita Sahgal discusses the protests of Asian and Middle Eastern feminists against the decision of the ACLU and the Centre for Constitutional Rights to litigate on behalf of Al Qaeda’s Anwar [...]

East London Mosque: When in Trouble, Throw Chaff

As you might have noticed, the East London Mosque is in hot water for its association with the Al Qaeda hate preacher, Anwar Al Awlaki. What appears to have spurred them into action is a report in The Telegraph which records that Awlaki:
appeared at an event at East London Mosque called “Stop [...]

ICSR Instant Analysis:al-Qaeda Bomb Threat

This is an ICSR Instant Analysis by Senior Fellow, Shiraz Maher
Details of the latest plot by al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) continue to emerge and it will be some time until a full picture emerges of this abortive attack. However, there are some salient conclusions that can be drawn at this early stage.
The current [...]

Muhammad Abdul Bari and Awlaki

Here is a story that illustrates just how farcical it was for UCL to appoint Muhammad Abdul Bari to a panel investigating Islamist extremism on campus.
Bari is the chairman of the East London Mosque.
On January 1 2009 al Qaeda preacher and recruiter Anwar al Awlaki was allowed to address a meeting at the mosque’s London [...]

More on UCL Abdulmutallab Report

This is a cross-post from Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens at Standpoint
Both Nick Cohen in this blog and in the Observer, as well as Student Rights, have covered this issue quite extensively, so I will not repeat the many good points they have made about the recent UCL inquiry into the radicalisation of Umar Farouk [...]

A Shady Conference

Here is Mohamed Ali Harrath, CEO of the Islam Channel, quoted on Daud Abdullah’s Middle East Monitor. He thinks he has secured a great victory:
We work with great professionalism, and we have managed to break the Zionist lobby’s monopoly over the media in Britain
This is a ludicrous statement when you can find Hamas officials [...]