Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Quilliam's report

Here it is again. The document does serve some useful purposes, which is to say, it is not just another 130 pages of the evasion, equivocation, and perversion so familiar to all observers of contemporary Islamist terrorism. A religious bias is inevitably present, but relatively light. For example, Quilliam does firmly object to the British prison system enabling and facilitating the broadcast of Muslim terrorist incitement from within what the British describe as high-security prisons. On the other hand, Quilliam rather dramatizes the British mishandling of a Palestinian psychiatric patient while not mentioning their equally inept mishandling of other psychiatric patients; indeed they quote the guy's wife in an interview she gave to "cageprisoners" -- a group whose whole purpose is to nurse the self-pity of British Muslim criminals and their sympathizers.

The report and its concluding advice about rehabilitation are not bad on the whole.

They don't mention that Abu Doha is at large. But I'll mention it.