The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) has announced that a report closely following global Muslim Brotherhood doctrine has “won high praise” from the UK government. According to the announcement:
A Cambridge University-led project which investigated what it means to be a Muslim living in modern Britain has won high praise from the Government as a model for future research in the same field. “Contextualising Islam In Britain”, which published its findings in October 2009, is singled out by the House of Commons Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) Select Committee in a report evaluating the Government’s policies to tackle extremism in the UK. The nine-month research project was hosted by Cambridge’s Centre of Islamic Studies, in association with the Universities of Exeter and Westminster. It was funded by the Department, but remained completely independent of any Government involvement. Scholars, academics and activists representing a diverse spectrum of views from Muslim communities in the UK took part in discussions about Islam in modern Britain, contributing to a final report which covers issues including secularism, democracy, Shariah law, human rights and citizenship. The intent is that this report, which remains available for free at http://www.cis.cam.ac.uk/CIBP.html, will act as the basis for a wider discussion with other Muslim leaders and communities in the UK. In time, it is hoped that this will lead to the development of a virtual “House of Wisdom”, providing space for discussion among both Muslims and non-Muslims on how Islam should function in the UK and contribute to wider society. Commenting on the initiative, the authors of the Select Committee report, published on March 30th, describe Contextualising Islam in Britain as “a model for the way forward”, adding: “This is precisely the kind of exercise – self-managed and independent of Government – which will retain credibility in the Muslim community.”
An earlier post discussed the report’s statements on the Islamic concept of “Jihad” which closely follow deceptive global Muslim Brotherhood positions on terrorism and related concepts. This post also details the global Muslim Brotherhood ties of the Cambridge Centre of Islamic Studies, funded by Saudi Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal as well as those of report project leader Professor Yasir Suleiman.
Three individuals tied to IIIT are listed as “Representitives from the Kingdom Foundation of HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal” to the Cambridge Center:
- Dr. Anas Al Shaikh- head of IIIT London
- Ali Muna Abu Sulayman- daughter of IIIT and global Muslim Brotherhood leader AbdulHamid Abu Sulayman
IIIT is an important part of the US Muslim Brotherhood founded in 1980 by Ahmed Totonji, AbdulHamid Abu Sulayman, and others to pursue the so-called “Islamization of Knowledge.”
Another post notes that The European Muslim Research Center (EMRC) at the University of Exeter in the U.K. was launched with funds provided by the U.K Muslim Brotherhood.