News Release

London Attack

LondonParNAFEEZ AHMED, [in London] iprdoffice [at] gmail.com, @NafeezAhmed
     An independent, London-based investigative reporter, Ahmed’s books include A User’s Guide to the Crisis of Civilization. He is available for a limited number of interviews.

     He just wrote the piece “A love letter to extremists after the London attack,” which states: “We know that Islamist terrorists, from ISIS to al-Qaeda and beyond, target the so-called ‘gray zone’  —  the arena of co-existence where people of all faiths and none live and work together.

     “They want us to turn on each other. They want Muslims and non-Muslims to hate each other, fear each other, and fight each other. That’s the apocalyptic ‘clash of civilisations’ they yearn for. …

     “Whether they realise it or not, people like Tommy Robinson and Donald Trump Jr. are effectively accomplices to the terror they claim to oppose.

     “Because they have the same goals as those who attacked London: to draw a line in the ‘gray zone’, to drive a stake through the arena of co-existence, to stoke fear and hatred among us, to drive a wedge between Muslims and non-Muslims, to destroy unity in diversity.

     “Extremists from the Western and Muslim worlds feed off each other like cannibalistic vultures, selling the same divisive rhetoric of unmitigated anger and xenophobic hatred.”

     Ahmed is the founder of INSURGE intelligence, a crowdfunded public interest investigative journalism project. His work has been published in numerous outlets including the Guardian and VICE.