Live event: The Rise of the British Jihad

October 30, 2008

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Tonight at the Frontline Club we will be discussing the rise of the British Jihad. We start at 7.30pm UK time and we’ll be streaming the event live on the Frontline Club channel so please come and join us online if you can’t make it to the club in person.

MI5 says that some 4000 British Muslim extremists are a threat to national security and that another major terrorist attack is not a question of ‘if’ but ‘when’. The investigative journalist Richard Watson, who has been at the forefront of reporting terrorism and extremism for BBC Newsnight, presents the results of his major investigation into the rise of extremism in Britain, which has just been published by Granta. link

Taking part will be David Henshaw, executive producer of Channel 4’s Dispatches: Undercover Mosque films, Sheikh Musa Admani, the first imam to be appointed to a British university in 2001, Iftikhar Ahmed, the head of the London School of Islamics and Usman Raja, an Islamic youth worker and former teenage jihadist. You can more about all the participants on the Frontline Club website.
UPDATE: Video of the event added above