Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism

We here at Spittoon Watch do tend to give Al Spittoon a hard time. However we like to think of ourselves as a fair minded bunch. Therefore we must admit that sometimes the site we critique does post interesting articles.

So …this is a cross post from Al Spittoon. A You Tube video featuring Maajid Nawaz from the Quilliam Foundation. An organisation who Spittoon’s Faisal Gazi has an interesting attitude and connection to , as Muslim Matters notes:

Thus, in our case, the QF piece was picked up on “Pickled Politics” by “Faisal Gazi” under the pseudonym “Sid”. Faisal originally plagiarized the article without any references, was called out by a sharp commentator, Ravi, and went on to bungle his excuses. Eventually, he blurted out the real reason for trying to stifle the Quilliam reference,

I posted this in my own name and intentionally left Quilliam off the post to see if we could have a discussion on Islam Channel without it degenerating into another round of  “But Quilliam does not represent British Muslims” horse****.

Pay attention, UK Home Office, this is how much credibility Quilliam has: that even Quilliam’s cronies are afraid to be associated with it!

Anyway back to Maajid, the great white hope for Western Muslims:

 

Maajid Nawaz: A global culture to fight extremism

 

It seems that Quilliam and Al Spittoon do have much in common. As the Powerbase notes:

Affiliations

The blog’s editorial team includes Houriya Ahmed, a researcher at the far-right Centre for Social Cohesion founded by the professed neoconservative Douglas Murray. Other links with the Centre for Social Cohesion include posts by Edmund Standing who has also worked for the think-tank. The blog also appears to have links to the Quilliam Foundation – for example through Lucy James a Research Fellow at the foundation who has contributed to The Spittoon. [53]

Indeed they share(d) a relationship that seems to be as intimate as Maajid and the young lady in the clip above were having:

The Spittoon

While the Foundation under its own name employs press releases, alerts, and its contacts in the media and politics to take on opponents, its members are also associated with the blog The Spittoon where they attack critics anonymously in less temperate manner. Key targets have included Inayat Banglawala of the Muslim Council of Britain[42] and Bob Pitt of Islamophobia Watch[43].

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