Maajid Nawaz and Ed Husain
Speak at the Association
of Chief Police Officers
(ACPO) Conference
Brighton, 25th February 2008

On 25-27th February 2008 in Brighton ACPO (The Association of Chief Police Officers) held its first national conference on Counter-Terrorism, at which both Ed Husain and Maajid Nawaz were invited speakers. Ed Husain spoke of the need for counter-extremism initiatives to come from civil society, and the courage that would be required in naming Islamism as the ideology that breeds extremism amongst Muslims. Maajid Nawaz spoke of his journey in and out of Islamism and provided analysis on the causes of radicalisation, touching on the role of both policy grievances and ideological indoctrination. The conference was chaired by Mark Easton (BBC Home Affairs Editor), and also heard from Peter Clark (Assistant Commissioner, Metropolitan Police), Rt Hon.Tony Mcnulty MP (Minister of State for Counter Terrorism, Crime and Policing), Lord Carlile QC, Professor Martin Innes and many others.