Event Report: Government Review into the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain: Unravelling the Motives

Event Report: Government Review into the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain: Unravelling the Motives

The Cordoba Foundation convened a timely and important seminar at the Royal Overseas League, Green Park in London, which analysed the British Prime Minister’s decision to conduct a “review” into the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain. The seminar examined the motivations and the potential outcomes of the review.

A distinguished panel comprised of Lord Ken Macdonald QC, journalist Peter Oborne, Dr Maha Azzam, Chair of Egyptians for Democracy UK, Mona al-Qazzaz, Muslim Brotherhood spokeswoman and Dr Anas Altikriti, CEO of The Cordoba Foundation, addressed the topic from numerous angles and took questions from the floor.

The packed audience included academics, policy-makers, reporters and journalists, diplomats, campaigners, and faith and community leaders.

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Roundtable: Governance, Islamic Law and Conflict Resolution: An Islamic Approach

Roundtable: Governance, Islamic Law and Conflict Resolution: An Islamic Approach

Discussion on the launch of a research paper by Imam Shafiur-Rahman undertaken for The Cordoba Foundation.

Speakers:

Professor John Esposito – Professor of International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C; Director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim–Christian Understanding at Georgetown.

Dr Abdelwahab El-Affendi – Reader in Politics at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster and co-ordinator of the Centre’s Democracy and Islam Programme.

Imam Shafiur-Rahman – Director at Jibreel Institute in London, a qualified Management Consultant and an Islamic Studies teacher. He recently completed a comparative research project for The Cordoba Foundation, examining Islamic governance, Islamic Law and conflict resolution.

Monday 9th June 2014 6:30PM

Westminster Forum, University of Westminster, 32-38 Wells Street, London W1T 3UW. Nearest Tube: Goodge Street.

Cordoba Seminars: Government Review of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain: Unravelling the Motives

Cordoba Seminars: Government Review of the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain: Unravelling the Motives

David Cameron recently ordered a “review” into the Muslim Brotherhood in Britain, which is to be conducted by the British Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. The review comes at a time when the Muslim Brotherhood, victors in Egypt’s only free election to date, is being subject to the most ferocious repression by the military regime.

This timely seminar asks whether this review represents a threat to British liberties and favours the perpetrators of human rights abuses everywhere. Moreover, is the review the result of pressure placed on the British government by undemocratic regimes abroad? Could our Prime Minister be setting a dangerous precedent by conducting this review?

Join us for a lively discussion and exchange of views.

Speakers: LORD KEN MACDONALD QC
DR ANAS ALTIKRITI – THE CORDOBA FOUNDATION
DR MAHA AZZAM – EGYPTIANS FOR DEMOCRACY – UK
PETER OBORNE – THE TELEGRAPH
MONA AL-QAZZAZ – MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

Wednesday 28th May 20145:45PM – 9PMRoyal Overseas LeaguePrincess Alexandra Hall
Overseas House, Park Place, St. James’s Street London SW1A 1LR
Nearest Tube: Green Park

Understanding an Islamic Framework for Peacebuilding

Understanding an Islamic Framework for Peacebuilding

Authored by Ayse Kadayifci-Orellana (Salam Institute for Peace and Justice & Georgetown University, USA), Mohammed Abu-Nimer (Salam Institute for Peace and Justice & American University, USA) and Amjad Mohamed-Saleem (The Cordoba Foundation)
This paper discusses Islamic traditions of peace and conflict resolution, and argues that nonviolent and the peaceful resolution of conflicts has been an integral aspect of Islamic tradition since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
This paper also discusses various community conflict resolution mechanisms that have been developed and effectively applied to resolve conflicts in the Muslim world such as wasata (mediation), sulha (reconciliation) and hewar (dialogue). With this focus the paper seeks to identify the principles which can be used to justify Islamic teachings against violence and a process of resolving conflict.
This publication includes discussion of:
•    Broad ethics and teachings from an Islamic perspective on avoiding violent conflict.
•    How the peaceful resolution of conflicts has been an integral aspect of Islamic tradition since the time of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
•  How Peacebuilding and conflict resolution mechanisms in the Muslim contexts are informed by assumptions common across religio-cultural traditions
•   Examples of community conflict resolution mechanisms that have been developed and effectively applied to resolve conflicts in the Muslim world
Film Screening: Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Meeting

Film Screening: Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Meeting

The Cordoba Foundation & the Polish Expats Association will host the film screening of ‘Polish Muslims: An Unexpected Journey’ on the 14th of May at the Muath Trust in Birmingham.

The documentary focuses on building bridges in a multi-cultural society and poses three central questions:

1) Who are the Muslims in Poland?
2) How do they perceive their belonging to the Polish Society?
3) What issues affect them most?

 

Video: Interview on Al Jazeera English

Video: Interview on Al Jazeera English

The CEO of The Cordoba Foundation, Dr Anas Altikriti, appeared on Al Jazeera English to discuss the announcement by the British PM into a probe on the activities of The Muslim Brotherhood in the UK