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Thursday 16th December 2010

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

A complete version of the audio statement by Taimor Adbulwahab al-Abdaly has now been released.  Although various media agencies have released parts of it, this is the first I have heard of the full audio. Below is the audio and transcript followed by a short analysis.

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Tuesday 14th December 2010

SHIRAZ MAHER

IEngage, once Inayat Bunglawala's vanity project, has written about my piece in the Wall Street Journal from a few weeks ago.

In my piece I condemned the London Muslim Centre, inter alia, for hosting Khalid Yasin who has described the beliefs of Christian and Jews as ‘filth'. IEngage replies:

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Thursday 2nd December 2010

SHIRAZ MAHER

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.

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Monday 29th November 2010

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS 

Last Wednesday, Channel 4's '4thought.tv' aired an interview by a former member of banned extremist group al-Muhajiroun.  'Abu Nusaybah' as he calls himself, continues to do the same work he always did for extremist Islam in Britain, recently attending the poppy burning march in South Kensington.  The Quilliam Foundation has rightly criticised Channel 4's presentation of this man as a representative of the wider Muslim community.

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Thursday 25th November 2010

SHIRAZ MAHER

Call me crazy but I don't think the good people of the Cambridge Union like Gabriel Latner.

I mentioned yesterday how the Union decided to fine Latner 20% of his vote for violating election rules. That violation consisted of campaigning for votes during an interview with the Cambridge Tab where Latner said:

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Wednesday 24th November 2010

ALEXANDER MELEAGROU-HITCHENS

Why don't Islamists and those on the ‘left' read a history book or two instead of spouting ignorant canards about a so called 'neo-McCarthyite' movement against Muslims?  The latest example of this flagrant abuse of history is to be found in a blog by the New Statesman's Mehdi Hasan, in which he attacks Daily Telegraph journalist and blogger, Andrew Gilligan.

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About Focus on Islamism

Focus on Islamism is a blog dedicated to analysing and exposing the modern ideological phenomenon known as Islamism.

Shiraz Maher is a writer and broadcaster.

Alexander Meleagrou-Hitchens is a PhD student at King's College, London.  He has contributed to various online and printed publications including, The Daily Telegraph, Lebanon's Daily Star, Standpoint and NOWLebanon. 

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