On Sunday 8th December 2013, Quilliam hosted a peacebuilding outreach event in Luton, bringing together Muslims with members and ex-members of the EDL street protest movement. Local citizens from both groups sat together and discussed the problems posed by extremism in their community, and ways to build dialogue. The event was chaired by Quilliam’s Head of Research Ghaffar Hussain, who was joined by Quilliam’s Senior Researcher in Islamic Studies Usama Hasan, and Tommy Robinson, former leader of the EDL.

Local citizens come together for discussion on extremism in Luton.