Quilliam, the world's first counter extremism think tank, is now able to offer you and your organisation its full range of training and consultancy services. Quilliam were recently featured on CBS's '60 Minutes' and CNN's 'Larry King Live' and are to begi
***Dr Usama Hasan is a former senior lecturer in business information systems at Middlesex University, and a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society.He has argued in favour of compatibility between Islam and human evolution.
He is also Senior Researcher in Islamic Studies at the Quilliam Foundation.Hasan has a PhD, an MSc and an MA in Physics and Artificial Intelligence from the Universities of Cambridge & London.He followed the family tradition of Islamic scholarship, becoming an Imam at the Masjid al-Tawhid mosque in Leyton.
He is a certified transmitter of the Qur'an and Hadith and has translated a number of Islamic texts into English, including The Islamic Foundation's "Way of the Prophet" (2009).
****Alex Cameron lives on the Loughborough Estate in Brixton as part of a missional community with the charity CHIPS, Christian International Peace Service, in order to come alongside young people at risk of gang involvement.
She works for the West London Synagogue as a Neighbourhood Community Worker in Marylebone developing interfaith and social action projects.
And amongst all of that you'll find her in her free time in the kitchen baking something scrummy!
â€˜CPEC: could it be a strategic game-changer for the region?â€™ | The Democracyforum Ltd
The event, sponsored by Lord Diljit Rana, was chaired by Dr William Crawley from the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, and on the panel were Carlotta Gall, New York Times correspondent and author of The Wrong Enemy: America in Afghanistan 2001-2014; Dr Ayesha Siddiqa, civilian military scientist and Charles Wallace Fellow, St Antony's College, Oxford; Nikita Malik, Researcher at The Quilliam Foundation; Zahid Hussain, former Times correspondent and author of the highly acclaimed books Frontline Pakistan: The struggle with militant Islam and The scorpion's tail: The relentless rise of Islamic militants in Pakistan; and Dr Usama Hasan, Senior Researcher at The Quilliam Foundation.
Usama Hasan: Head of Islamic Studies | Quilliam Foundation
(Imam Sheikh Dr) Usama Hasan is Head of Islamic Studies at Quilliam and was a founding advisor to the organisation in 2008.As a teenager Usama became a radical salafi activist and, whilst still a Cambridge undergraduate, briefly took part (1990-1) in the 'Jihad' against Communist forces in Afghanistan.
However following the 7/7 bombings in London, Usama took it upon himself to start campaigning against extremism and for religious reform within Muslim circles.
Usama Hasan, "Women's Rights & Gender Equality in Islam - Between Traditionalism and Rationalism," in Speaking in God's Name: Re-examining Gender in Islam, Inspire, 2017 (forthcoming)
Usama Hasan, Co-author and Convenor, Muslim World Science Initiative final report of the Task Force on Science and Islam 2014-6, chaired by Prof. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, former Secretary General of the OIC, http://www.muslim-science.com/Islam-and-Science-Report
Charlie Winter and Usama Hasan, 'The Balanced Nation: Islam and the challenges of extremism, fundamentalism, Islamism and jihadism,' Philosophia, 2015, http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11406-015-9634-2
Usama Hasan, From Dhimmitude to Democracy: Islamic Law, Non-Muslims & Equal Citizenship, Quilliam, 2015Usama Hasan and Charles Cooper, "DEMOCRACY IS HYPOCRISY!
Usama Hasan, The Balanced Nation - Islam, Fundamentalism and Extremism, paper presented at a workshop on fundamentalism organised by the International Research Network on Religion and Democracy at Corvinus University, Budapest, 2013
Usama Hasan, 'Health, Sickness, Medicine, Life and Death in Muslim Belief and Practice', in European Journal of Palliative Care, Volume 19 Number 5, September-October 2012, pp.
Usama Hasan, The Balance of Islam in Challenging Extremism, Quilliam, 2012
Usama Hasan, 'The Veil - Between Tradition and Reason, Culture and Context', in Islam and the Veil: Theoretical and Regional Contexts, ed.
R. Hannan & T. Gabriel, Continuum Books, 2011
Usama Hasan, The Threat From Extremism To Islam and the World, keynote paper, The Message of Peace in Islam conference, Damascus, 2009
Usama Hasan, transl., The Way of the Prophet, Islamic Foundation, 2009
Usama has written for The Guardian, The Times, The Telegraph and for the BBC Online Magazine.
He has been an invited delegate at major international conferences including the World Economic Forum - Middle East (2008-9), Ditchley Park (2015), the Marrakesh Declaration (2016) and the Reconsidering Religious Radicalism conference at Cambridge University (2016)."
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