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British subjects—not God’s

The founder of the anti-Islamist Quilliam Foundation responds to last month's Prospect critique

By Ed Husain   September 2008

I wrote my book The Islamist last year to try to break the hold of closet extremists over British Muslim discourse. One year on, the debate is in far healthier shape. Thoughtful young Muslims are becoming more boisterous in their rejection of Islamism as a political model—much to the frustration of Islamists and hard-left dinosaurs.

Last month’s Prospect essay by Brunel academic Anshuman A Mondal was a reasonable attempt to assess the Quilliam Foundation, Britain’s first counter-extremism think tank, which I co-founded last year. But there were several factual and analytical inaccuracies that I want to put right.

Mondal suggests…

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