Quilliam statement on London attack: “Enough is Enough”

June 4, 2017 at 10:09 am (fascism, Human rights, identity politics, islamism, London, posted by JD, terror)

Press statement from Quilliam:

Apparent Jihadist Terror Attack in London – Enough is Enough

Barely two weeks after Manchester, Quilliam’s thoughts are with friends and families of the fatalities and over 40 injured in yesterday’s barbaric terror attack at London Bridge and Borough Market.  Details are continuing to emerge in what is the third terrorist attack in the UK in the last 73 days.  This is a suspected jihadist terrorist attack. It fits an unfortunate pattern over recent years in Europe and especially the recent attack in London carried out by an Islamist terrorist. We are 8 days into the Muslim holy month of Ramadan and this is so far, the 7th jihadist terror attack globally.  There is a difference between preventing a terrorist attack and stopping one.  Quilliam calls on all politicians and citizens of the UK to fully support the government’s CONTEST Strategy and its four P’s – PROTECT, PREPARE, PURSUE and PREVENT.  We call on whichever Government is elected in the upcoming General Election to make the urgent appointment of a Counter Extremism Coordinator serving under the Prime Minister to coordinate the government’s Counter Extremism Policy across all departments.

Quilliam Founder Maajid Nawaz said:

“Some politicians have called for the scrapping of the government’s counter-extremism Prevent policy. Scrapping Prevent is naïve, opportunistic and endangers our national security. Any politician that calls for this does not understand extremism, nor the severity of the jihadist terror threat that is facing us. Instead Prevent must benefit from a national counter extremism coordinator.”

Quilliam Chief Executive Haras Rafiq said:

“Enough is enough – we need action now and not tip-toeing around the issue. The only way to defeat this type of extremism and terrorism is for Government and all British communities to unashamedly name, shame and challenge the threat. That includes the ideology that is underpinning it. The ideology has its roots in Islamist inspired Salafi Jihadism and we must all admit the problem before we can attempt to challenge it”


JD adds: Haras Rafiq was on BBC Radio 4’s Sunday programme this morning, and started to make the point about naming and shaming the ideology behind the attack, but the interviewer didn’t seem very interested and he was then stopped due to lack of time. Have a listen here (from 38.20) and see what you think.


  1. Glasgow Working Class said,


    • Jim Denham said,

      Ah! The answer’s a police state: why didn’t I think of that?

      • Replier said,

        Because Dianne Abbott thought of the same for the rest of us, first.

        Call a Muslim a name and you go to jail. Yet collar an illegal immigrant and, as we saw under Labour, they’re sent on their own way to find an asylum shelter or the black labour market. {Shrug.}

      • Glasgow Working Class said,

        Police state is not required. Just kill the islamic fascists like we did the Nazis in huge numbers. Any objections Jim.

  2. Paul Canning (@pauloCanning) said,

    I think you’re right Jim re R4 Sunday. Though he maybe should have got to that point earlier.

    • Jim Denham said,

      I’m not sure whether or not the interviewer deliberately steered Haras Rafiq away from the question of the religious/political ideology behind the attack, or whether she simply didn’t see the importance of the issue. Given that it was a “religious” programme I wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the interviewer just didn’t want to go there. And then time ran out …

  3. Political Tourist said,

    Stop the Tory/Saudi/Isis death cult NOW

    • Dave said,

      The Tories are a death cult🙃Now why
      didn’t I know that.

  4. Replier said,

    Indeed, Quillium, this has gone too far. Only when it happens in the West, do Ramadan terror campaigns hit the news. Across the world, 149 people died in Ramadan attacks on non-believers and our societies.

    This is the scenario which must punch Labour square on the jaw. No more ‘friends’ crap, no more calling moderate Muslims Uncle Toms and saying terrorism’s just to be lived with, as Saddiq Khan does. Or saying the cops can’t be trusted, as Andy Burnham does.

    But you can’t even trust Labour to address the symptoms properly, never mind the causes. Instead of looking into what makes them scream ‘This is for Allah’, Jeremy Corbyn only says that if we didn’t go to war at any time, the terrorists wouldn’t pick on us.

    • Jim Denham said,

      Burnham and Khan have been clear in their condemnation, you ignorant tosser! Goodbye!

    • Glasgow Working Class said,

      Ramadam is to be renamed Ram a Van and into Cbristians, Non Believers and Jews. In the true tradition of bloodlust islam.

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