Dr Robert Lambert
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Robert Lambert is the co-director of the European Muslim Research Centre (EMRC) at the University of Exeter and a lecturer at the Centre for the Study of Terrorism and Political Violence at the University of St. Andrews.

As part of an ongoing EMRC research project Robert is currently examining the nature and extent of anti-Muslim or Islamophobic violence against Muslims in the UK. In his new book Countering al-Qaeda in London: Police and Muslims in Partnership (published Hurst: London in September 2011) Robert reflects on his experience as head of the Metropolitan Police Muslim Contact Unit (MCU) from January 2002 to December 2007 and on his subsequent PhD research examining the legitimacy and effectiveness of police and Muslim partnerships in London.

In Competing Counter-Radicalisation Models in the UK a chapter in Rik Coolsaet’s Jihadi Terrorism and the Radicalisation Challenge: European and American Experiences (published by Ashgate in September 2011) Robert examines MCU experience in relation to UK Prevent strategy in 2011. In 2008

Robert was awarded an MBE for his counter-terrorism police service in London.

Blog Entries by Dr Robert Lambert

One Society Many Cultures

6 Comments | Posted 12 October 2011 | 07:44:51 (EST)

This coming Saturday One Society Many Cultures is staging a timely and important national convention in London.

Disturbingly, a severe economic recession in Europe and the US is providing a fertile recruiting ground for dangerous and violent racists like the English Defence League and for anti-Muslim politicians...

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Answering the EDL in Tower Hamlets

Posted 4 September 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

Even though Tower Hamlets is just a short tube or bus ride from Westminster it is disappointing that no members of the government bothered to stand shoulder to shoulder with their local neighbours in the face of threats and intimidation from the English Defence League on Saturday.

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Muslims Tackle Looters and Bigots

Posted 14 August 2011 | 14:59:37 (EST)

There is a lively debate taking place in the UK media between left and right wing commentators as to the causes of the English riots in which hundreds of shops and businesses have been looted. However, both sides agree that the looting has been inexcusable. I...

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Londoners United Against the EDL

Posted 30 July 2011 | 08:35:52 (EST)

Under the banner United East End Londoners of all faiths and none gathered at the London Muslim Centre in Whitechapel last night to express solidarity with their Muslim neighbours who are the target of a provocative English Defence League demonstration planned for 3rd September.

It is impossible to overstate...

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Terrorists Are Sane

Posted 27 July 2011 | 01:00:00 (EST)

According to Geir Lippestad, his lawyer, Anders Breivik appears to be insane. If this non medical assessment proves correct then the Islamophobic and extremist nationalist Norwegian mass killer will be one of the first terrorists in the entire history of political violence who has not been psychiatrically and psychologically normal....

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