Quilliam Backs Government Plans to Spy on Muslims
The Quilliam Foundation has said that it is "morally right" for the Government to spy on Muslims even if they are not suspected of committing crimes.
Ed Hussain is quoted by the Guardian as saying:
"It would be morally wrong of a taxpayer-funded programme designed to prevent terrorism if it was not designed to gather intelligence in order to stop that terrorism from happening.
"The alternative is to let the buggers do what they wish, until they appear on the violence radar, which is too late. If you are in the business of counterterrorism, you must want your intelligence services to know what is going on."
In a follow up article Co-Founder Maajid Nawaz writes in a rather bizzare rant:
Is it right to spy on Muslims? The hypocrisy of the pro-extremist, paralysed guilt-driven reverse-racism brigade over the recent "spying" controversy is repugnant to say the least. First of all, no one, least of all Quilliam, advocated a police state, or spying on Muslims en masse as a community.