This paper is a response to the newly released report ‘Narratives of Division: The Spectrum of Islamist Worldviews in the UK’ by the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change. Following its publication late last week, we issued a statement outlining how it is “an academically flawed attempt to remould Islamic belief and silence Muslim voices that challenge repressive state policies.”
In this paper, we debunk the central claims of the report, shed more light on the political motivations for it, and place its release in the current context of counter-extremism in Britain.
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