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Since 2008, the funding policies of Durham University have repeatedly been criticized. The allegations had been triggered by controversial donations from Libyan dictator Muammar al-Gaddafi to LSE. In turn, other British universities were faced with allegations concerning funds from Middle Eastern autocracies. Continue Reading

It appears that London is a comfortable place for leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood to get their message out. A few days after an egyptian court banned and dissolved the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, the organisation decided to shift their media operations to London, where they have already been running some communications infrastructure in the past, says Ibrahim Mounir, a former official and international secretary of the Muslim Brotherhood, according to “Egyptindependent”. Consequences of this move remain unclear at the moment. It clearly means that we will be dealing with increased communications and lobbying for Muslim Brotherhood interests in the near future.

Three Britons were murdered when heavily-armed Islamist terrorists, reportedly including a UK fanatic, stormed a Kenyan shopping centre. A Twitter feed that claims to be a press feed for the terrorist group named at least nine Westerners – one Briton, six Americans, a Finn and a Canadian – who it said were involved in the attack.

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This report, published in 2010 by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, considers the background of both the Islamic and leftist camps, maps the main organizations active in the delegitimization efforts, and focuses on those who help “mainstream” these efforts. Main actors are the British Muslim  Initiative (BMI), a main Muslim Brotherhood front in Britain, and the Palestine Solidarity campaign (PSC) and its Boycott Israeli Goods (BIG) campaign.

Download the full report here:

http://www.jcpa.org/text/Mapping_Delegitimization.pdf

London Citizens (LC) was established in 2001 and is affiliated to Citizens UK, sharing the same staff and offices. LC is an alliance of community organisations in London in England. It is largely composed of faith groups including churches and mosques, schools, student organisations, union branches and residents’ associations. It is part of Citizens UK (formerly the Citizen Organising Foundation), which also includes a similar organisation in Birmingham. London Citizens’ most high profile campaigns include those to establish a London living wage of £8.30 per hour, and a campaign called Strangers into Citizens, which calls on the British government to regularise the status of illegal immigrants who can prove that they have proficiency in English, community ties and no criminal record by offering them permission to stay in the UK legally for two years, with the possibility of citizenship at the end. Continue Reading