Political Islam is waging a war against the West and one theater of that war is the workplace.
Corporates are soft targets for terrorist attacks but aside from the threat of violence they are also easy prey for Islamists deploying nonviolent tactics in pursuit of their goals.
A 2017 survey of over 1,000 French managers revealed that 65% had to handle religion-based workplace problems on an occasional or regular basis. The problems ranged from absenteeism for religious feasts to interference by external religious representatives, collective praying and refusal to work with a female colleague. In the USA and Europe thousands of lawsuits have been filed against corporates for alleged discrimination.
In Europe corporates are gradually overcoming a reluctance to discuss these issues out of fear of accusations of Islamophobia but in the USA the constitutional right to religious freedom is being used by Islamists as an instrument to advance their agenda and stifle debate.
Forum on Islamic Radicalism and Management was founded in October 2016 by a concerned group of individuals from the corporate, intelligence, security and academic sectors to raise awareness in and provide support to corporations faced with the global threat of political Islam.
Our team is comprised of a corporate director from a major airline, a CEO of a private equity firm, a security and counter-terrorism expert, a counter-radicalization specialist, a head of compliance from a global financial services firm and an international lawyer.
We are supported by a network of professionals in areas including Islamic doctrine, human resources, corporate security, law enforcement, national security, intelligence, law and psychometrics
1. Build a task-force drawn from business, security, law enforcement, civil society and lawmakers to counter political Islam.
2. Organize international conferences on political Islam as it relates to business and management.
3. Develop and disseminate effective responses to the threats to free enterprise, democracy and freedom of expression posed by the spread of political Islam.
4. Equip corporates with the knowledge and skills required to handle critical workplace issues – demands for religious accommodation, lawfare, detecting and reporting radicalization, workplace security and employee preparedness.
On 16 November 2017 at the Cercle National des Armées (Army, Navy and Air Force Officers' Club) in Paris FIRM hosted the world's most informed experts on Islamic radicalism and executives from flagship corporates. They came together for the world's first Islamic Radicalism in the Workplace conference. A wide range of topics was covered. From religious accommodation to detection of radicalization. From lethal attacks on soft targets to lawfare against employers. From micro-financing of jihad to security and protection of employees and customers. The second FIRM conference - Political Islam in the Workplace - was held at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on 26 April 2018. The next conference is scheduled for 15 November 2018 at the Assemblée Nationale, seat of the French Parliament. To apply for an invitation to attend please send your contact details.
A member of our team is available to meet with you, listen to your concerns and provide a solution.
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