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Tuesday, 30th October 2007

The Hijacking of British Islam

The Hijacking of British Islam
Source: Policy Exchange

An authoritative new report by Policy Exchange, the UK's leading centre-right thinktank, entitled The Hijacking of British Islam: How extremist literature is subverting Britain's mosques, reveals the worrying extent of extremist penetration of mosques and other key institutions of the British Muslim community. The report is the most comprehensive academic survey of its kind ever produced in the UK and is based on a year-long investigation by several teams of specialist researchers into the availability of extremist literature and covers more than a hundred mosques and Islamic centres throughout the UK.

Among the reports findings are:

  • Most of the extremist literature is published and distributed by agencies linked to the Saudi Arabian government.
  • Some of the most high-profile and prestigious mosques in Britain are among the worst offenders; in many of them, it is openly available.
  • Separatist literature is distributed at the East London Mosque - which is closely associated with the Muslim Council of Britain (which purports to be the main body representing British Muslims).

+ Full Report (PDF; 3.1 MB)


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