Quilliam Founder Maajid Nawaz Discusses In-Person Legal Victory Against the SPLC – Exclusive

Nawaz will explain the implications of the successful settlement of the legal action against the Southern Poverty Law Center and his hopes for the future.

Maajid Nawaz, the Founding Chairman of Quilliam, will appear in person in New York, to discuss the inside story of the SPLC legal action and the implications of the victory, on  Monday July 23, 2 p.m, at:

Sofitel Hotel
45 West 44th Street
New York

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LISTEN – Quilliam founder, Maajid Nawaz on his LBC radio show says that there is “no doubt” Steve Bannon intends to behave “as if he’s at war”.


Maajid Nawaz, the Founding Chairman of Quilliam, will appear in person in New York, to discuss the inside story of the SPLC legal action and the implications of the victory, on MondayJuly 23, 2 p.m. He will be joined by Chief Executive Haras Rafiq & Executive Director, North America, Dr Muhammad Fraser-Rahim.

Tickets to the event will be strictly limited and must be pre-booked by emailing [email protected]quilliaminternational.com.


Quilliam Meet with London Mayor’s Office

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Director of Policy, David Toube met with Misha Upadhyaya and Oliver Levinson of the Mayor of London’s Countering Violent Extremism programme.

Quilliam discussed our work in addressing both extremism and violent extremism generally and in particular our report, Tackling Terror: A Response to Takfiri Terrorist Theology”, authored by Dr Salah Al-Ansari and Dr Usama Hasan. Tackling Terror consists of a detailed refutation of the core ISIS jihadist manual, “Issues in the Jurisprudence of Jihad” (Mas’ail Fi Fiqh al-Jihad). We stressed the centrality of the role of the Mayor in leading the battle against polarisation and conspiracism, across the political spectrum. 
The Mayor’s office is seeking generally to speak to communities and community organisations active in the CVE space who have a London remit.

LISTEN – Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies, Dr Usama Hasan on BBC Radio 4’s Thought for the day discussing the holy month of Ramadan and Eid titled ‘Ramadan and Eid: Patience and Gratitude’.


Head of Islamic Studies attends Roundtable in Brussels

BRUSSELS – Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies Dr Usama Hasan participated in roundtable discussions hosted by the European Values Think-Tank & the Martens Center for European Studies in Brussels. The roundtables covered the topics of Islamist Extremism in Liberal Democracies & Practical Steps to deal with Mass Migration into Europe, and the associated problems of integration.

In an Out of Extremism USA

by Muhammad Fraser-Rahim


Head of Islamic Studies Speaks at Film Launch 

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Head of Islamic Studies Dr Usama Hasan spoke at the UK film launch at the Brixton Ritzy of “Path of Blood” (www.pathofbloodfilm.com), a powerful, shocking and moving documentary film using only real, raw footage about the war between Al-Qaeda and the Saudi security forces during the 2000s. Usama also spoke on the Q&A panel after the showing of the film at the Stratford Picture House on 15/7/18.

The film has been launched simultaneously in the UK and US, and screenings with Q&A panels continue until the end of July. Watch the trailer here.

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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Quilliam International responds to Danish Government measures to address parallel societies

The Danish Government, headed by the liberal prime minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen, has proposed a series of 22 measures, designed to address the position of immigrant communities. In particular, the government has expressed concerns regarding what it terms “parallel societies” situated in “ghettos” within Denmark. The proposals have been subject to criticism as they are over-intrusive and seek to promote the assimilation, rather than the integration, of recent immigrants into Danish society.

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Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher was interviewed on BBC Arabic this week to discuss the terror network established in South Wales.


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READ: Quilliam International & its founder Maajid Nawaz’s settlement with the SPLC is featured in Quillette piece by Cathy Young titled ‘Free Speech and the Capitulation of the SPLC’.


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