Ali Soufan Gives Evidence in the British Parliament
December 19, 2010

British Parliament Committee Invites Ali Soufan to Discuss “Roots of Radicalization”   


December 19, 2011 – The transcript and video of Ali Soufan‘s October appearance before the House of Commons’ Home Affairs Committee is now available on The Soufan Group’s website. Mr. Soufan was invited to give evidence on the roots of radicalization, and also discussed with MPs the so-called Arab Spring and the current situation in the Middle East.

Members of Parliament also discussed the Countering Violent Extremism report published by the Qatar International Academy for Security Studies (QIASS) – where Mr. Soufan serves as the Executive Director – which was released at Interpol’s 79th General Assembly to wide acclaim.

When asked about the situation in prisons, Mr. Soufan told MPs “…we spoke to prisoners who were in jail and they basically told us, ‘Look, when we were in jail we were given books on how to be suicide bombers.’ These books were given to them by other radicals and they were widely available to anyone who wants to read them . The terrorists were able to create a network where they even find wives for individuals if they found de-radicalisation or disengagement is working on them.”



Read the full transcription here. Watch the full video here.