Maajid Nawaz was invited to the ‘Special Session on Intelligence and Community Policing: “Managing Domestic Threats in the 21st Century”’ in Stuttgart, Germany on 18th September 2009, alongside serving and former intelligence heads from across Europe, as well as Shadow Security Minister Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones from the UK.
Maajid spoke at the discussion on ‘Assessing the Evolving Nature of the Threat: What Implications for Intel in the 21st Century?’ focusing on the future challenges of radicalization in Europe, emphasizing that:
1) Islamism is the basis for radicalization though not all Islamists become Jihadists.
2) Europe is heading towards a major identity crisis, both for Muslims and non-Muslims.
3) A comprehensive Prevent strategy is the key to Europe’s future.
In the evening Maajid attended a dinner hosted by Minister President of Baden-Württemberg, Günther H. Oettinger.