British Council and Heritage Lottery Fund Supporting Known CAGE Campaigner

Jaw-dropping finding from Policy Exchange this afternoon as they’ve reveal the British Council and Heritage Lottery Fund are backing an event discussing the work of Asim Qureshi – CAGE’s research director. The logos of both organisations currently appear on promotional material for an event discussing Qureshi’s book “I refuse to condemn”, set to take place on 25th November. Qureshi is perhaps best known for describing Jihadi John as a “beautiful young man”…

The revelation come just two months after Policy Exchange revealed a taxpayer-funded theatre in Camden was set to host a 9/11 event with “apologists for terror”; and forms part of their research for their “Understanding Islamism Project”.

The platform is being given to Qureshi as part of Islamophobia Awareness Month, in collaboration with “Our Shared Cultural Heritage”, Decolonise University of Manchester, and Manchester University Press Radical Readers. “Our Shared Cultural Heritage” is a British Council project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund…

Once again a cross-party opposition of Khalid Mahmood and Nus Ghani have come out to condemn the event, with the former pointing out:

“The British Council exists to promote cultural understanding between peoples and a positive view of Muslims to showcase the best of Britain. Asim Qureshi and CAGE have consistently shown themselves to be some of the worst. What is an organisation with a royal charter doing in such company?” 

After their last exposé, Oliver Dowden launched an immediate investigation, Guido expects the new Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries will do the same again…

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Jihadi Baddie Brillo’d


Asim Qureshi, Jihadi John’s friend at CAGE, has been masquerading as the self-appointed voice of moderate Islam on the airwaves this week. Last night he was on This Week, where time and time again he refused to answer Andrew Neil’s question about whether he thought adulterers should be stoned to death. Worth watching to the end for the Portillo slapdown…

Via via @liarpoliticians
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CAGE Spokesman at Extremist Rally: “Support the Jihad of Our Brothers!”


Asim Qureshi, the “research director” at “human rights” organisation CAGE, is all over the airwaves describing Jihadi John as a “victim” this afternoon. This video from 2006 shows Qureshi, when he had hair, addressing a Hizb Ut-Tahrir rally outside the US Embassy:

“We have no fear. So when we see the example of our brothers and sisters fighting in Chechyna, Iraq, Palestine, Kashmir, Afghanistan, then we know where the example lies. When we see Hezbollah defeating the armies of Israel we know what the solution is and where the victory lies. We know that it is incumbent upon all of us to support the jihad of our brothers and sisters in these countries when they are facing the oppression of the west. Allahu akbar! Allahu akbar!”

Two separate, independent sources have confirmed to Guido that this is Qureshi. Remarkable that this man is doing the rounds in broadcast studios tonight…

UPDATE February 28, 2015: 48 hours later this story is front page news:

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