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Extremism
November 12, 2016

Leading Islamic charity told by watchdog to distance itself from extremism

by
Henry Jackson Society
and
Rupert Sutton

Originally posted in the Sunday Telegraph:

A leading Islamic charity which penned an open letter criticising The Sunday Telegraph’s reports about its extreme speakers and filed numerous complaints to the press regulator has been warned by the Charities Commission it must distance itself from individuals who condone “violent extremism and acts of terrorism”.

Rupert Sutton, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, a counter-extremism think tank, said the Charities Commission report is a vindication of those who raised concerns about IERA’s activities and speakers. He said the report “shows a robust regulatory attitude” towards organisations that associate with extremists.

Read the full article, here.

Rupert Sutton

About Rupert Sutton

Rupert Sutton is a Researcher at Student Rights and the co-author of 'Challenging extremists: Practical frameworks for our universities'. He is originally from Maidstone and holds a BA in War Studies from the University of Kent, and an MA in Terrorism and Security from King’s College London where he wrote his thesis on Loyalist paramilitarism. He previously interned at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation as well as spending two years with the NHS.

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