Maajid Nawaz is 2018 recipient of UN Watch Morris B. Abram Award for Human Rights

Maajid Nawaz, the Founding Chairman of Quilliam, was awarded the 2018 Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award by United Nations Watch, the Geneva-based NGO which monitors the performance of the United Nations.

Accepting the award Maajid Nawaz spoke out against the ‘triple threat’ of the far Right, the Islamists and the far Left. He condemned the election of Saudi Arabia to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights while Raif Badawi languishes in jail. He also criticised the no-platforming of UN Watch Executive Director Hillel Neuer by Amnesty International. He warned of the rising threat of Left-aligned organisations to members of minority groups who campaign against extremism within their communities.

Read the full Press Release here.
Watch his acceptance speech in full here.


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Quilliam International launches first-of-its-kind report dissecting ISIS jihadist manual


Quilliam International is pleased to present its new report, “Tackling Terror: A Response to Takfiri Terrorist Theology”, authored by Dr. Salah Al-Ansari and Dr. Usama Hasan. This core ISIS jihadist manual, that has been acquired by Quilliam, has been translated and dissected for the first time ever.

The report constitutes a closely-argued examination and principled rejection by our theological experts of one of the main jurisprudential texts that is used by Salafi-jihadist terrorist groups in general, and ISIL/ISIS and its associates in particular.

The 579-page text, “Issues in the Jurisprudence of Jihad” (Mas’ail Fi Fiqh al-Jihad), is commonly described as the “bible for jihadists”. Written by one of the key ideologues of ISIS, Abu ‘Abdullah al-Muhajir, it seeks to establish a justification for acts of terrorism by employing detailed warped theological and legal arguments, acts such as assassinations, kidnapping, suicide bombings, beheadings, the killing of children, and the enslavement of women for sexual purposes.

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Tackling Terror: A Response to Takfiri Terrorist Theology

by Salah Al-Ansari & Usama Hasan
Foreword by Adam Deen
Introducton by Maajid Nawaz

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Maajid Nawaz Launches his autobiography ‘Radical’ in Italy

TURIN – Quilliam International founder, Maajid Nawaz, was invited to attend and launch his autobiography ‘Radical’ which had been translated and released in Italian by his publishers Carbonio Editore at the Turin International Book Fair in Turin, Italy.

Maajid spoke to a full house which included students of University of Islamic Law and Comparative Judicial systems, Arabic Language and Literature in the audience, along with many of the top Italian media representatives.

Maajid was also interviewed by La Stampa, Aveenire, Turin Islamic Associations and many more.

WATCH Quilliam International founder, Maajid Nawaz accepts the 2018 Morris B. Abram Human Rights Award for his contribution to the cause of religious freedom, equality, pluralism and democracy and shares his story at the 2018 Gala Dinner in Geneva, Switzerland, May 7, 2018

WATCH Quilliam International founder, Maajid Nawaz wins the 2018 Morris Abram Human Rights Award from UN Watch. May 7, 2018, Geneva, Switzerland.

READ – Quilliam International founder, Maajid Nawaz’s powerful piece in the Daily Beast titled ‘Inside the Mind of Israel/Palestine: How can both sides be wrong/right at the same time?’.

In this piece, Maajid has an honest, well-sourced conversation between an Israeli and a Palestinian, that pits both sides’ best arguments against each other.


WATCH: Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Usama Hasan’s interview and panel discussion with Prof Anne Speckhard and others on Kenyan national breakfast television (AM Live, NTV with top presenter Debarl Inea), on the topic of “How to win the “battle of ideas” in the fight against terrorism.”

WATCH: Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher, Dr Salah Al-Ansari appeared on AlGhad News panel debate discussing the map of terrorism transformation.

READ: Quilliam International’s, Dr Salah Al-Ansari senior researcher, & co-author of our new report ‘Tackling Terror: A Response To Takfiri Theology is featured in the Sunday Observer piece discussing our new report on never seen before core ISIS jihad manual that we acquired and dissected. Dr Salah explains how “A vulnerable reader who has no previous training in Islamic jurisprudence might easily become seduced by this book.”

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Quilliam to Present New Report on FGM in Britain at the House of Commons

Quilliam International is excited to announce that we will be launching our report, titled FGM Legislation in Britain: “A National Scandal”, authored by Researcher and Media Strategist, Muna Adil, which Quilliam have produced in association with the AHA Foundation in the US. The report highlights the dire situation of FGM conviction rates in the UK and aims to act as a catalyst for proactive action on implementing FGM laws in Britain.

MP Sarah Champion will be graciously hosting our launch event at the House of Commons, on Monday the 21st May from 18:00-19:30.

If you wish to attend, please RSVP to reserve your seat to [email protected].

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