Why Quilliam Must Be Investigated

Jonas Spooner and Jono Stubbings in, ‘The Manchester Arena suicide bombing is a tragedy, but it’s just the latest in a series of tragedies which are a consequence of David Cameron’s 2011 Libyan regime-change which was justified by misinformation from politicians which was buttressed by the propaganda of a war-hungry and compliant media . . . Proving Kissinger’s claim of there being “no permanent enemies only interests” true the British Government has had a murky on-off love-affair with the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) since its founding . . . The House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee published the findings of its examination into the the UK’s 2011 intervention in Libya and the role this played into Libya’s subsequent collapse into a failed state. Regarding the UK intervention empowering Libyan jihadists the then Chief of Staff of The Defence Staff Lord Richards confirmed that the Foreign Office had been misled by “respectable Libyans” . . . One of these “respectable Libyans” was almost certainly the Quilliam Foundation’s President Noman Benotman. Quilliam’s Maajid Nawaz had boasted of the influence both he and Benotman had over the Government. Benotman is a veteran of the Cold War-era Afghan jihad and one time member of the Shura Council (leadership) of the Al Qaeda-affiliated Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) . . .’ click here.