Maajid Nawaz Wins PinkNews Broadcaster of the Year Award

Last night, Maajid Nawaz won the 2017 PinkNews Broadcaster of the Year Award for his LBC radio show. The award was shared with Lorraine Kelly of ITV.

Other nominees in the category included: Coronation Street (ITV), Doctor Who (BBC), Loose Women (ITV), Lorraine (ITV), Orange is the New Black (Netflix), Sense8 (Netflix), Transparent (Amazon Prime), and Victoria Derbyshire (BBC).

The annual PinkNews Awards has become one of the UK’s most significant LGBT+ events, recognising the contributions of politicians, campaigners, charities, businesses, public sector employers, broadcasters and journalists towards achieving LGBT+ equality both in the UK and overseas.


On his weekly LBC show, Quilliam Founder Maajid Nawaz outlines exactly why we can’t respond to terrorism with hate.


Maajid Nawaz Wins Legal Battle Against Thomson Reuters World Check

Thomson Reuters World Check has admitted that Maajid Nawaz should never have been listed under their ‘terrorism’ designation, and will pay significant defamation damages to compensate for the harm that has been caused to Nawaz’s personal and professional reputation. Nawaz was represented by Mark Lewis of Seddons law firm.

Thomson Reuters have said:

“Mr. Nawaz’s World-Check profile had included him in the “Terrorism” category and we accept that this categorisation was made in error. We corrected this error on 27th April 2016 and removed Mr. Nawaz from that category. We have apologized to Mr. Nawaz for the error and apologize to our subscribers for any misunderstanding.”

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WATCH: Quilliam International’s Executive Director, North America, Muhammad Fraser-Rahim conducted an interview on the BBC speaking on the terrorist attack that killed at least 300 in Mogadishu, Somalia.

Read : Quilliam International’s Executive Director (North America), Muhammad Fraser-Rahim’s blog piece – After the Deadliest Attack in Somalia History, the U.S. Must Act

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READ: Quilliam International’s Executive Director, North America, Muhammad Fraser-Rahim published an article in Newsweek titled, “The Deaths of Four Elite U.S. Soldiers in Niger Show Why Trump Must Wake Up on Terrorism in Africa.”


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Executive Director Presents at Howard University

Quilliam International’s Executive Director, North America, Muhammad Fraser-Rahim presented an academic article and spoke at the Islam and the BlackAmerican: From African Roots to American Fruit conference at Howard University in Washington, DC.

Quilliam International’s Chief Executive Haras Rafiq discussing the recent death of Sally Jones and speaks about radicalisation, the growing Quilliam Circle and how you can get involved in the fightback against Islamist extremism.

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Senior Researcher Speaks at the London School of Economics Science

LONDON – Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher Dr Salah Al-Ansari spoke at the London School of Economic Science which was attended by 65 students.

Dr Salah’s talk addressed the difference  between  various complexities of modern and traditional interpretive heritage within the Islamic tradition.

The feedback from the organiser Christine Lambie was “Dr Salah is exactly the sort of voice we need to hear more from and an excellent ambassador both for Quilliam and Islam.”

We at Quilliam look forward to continuing to work and engage with more schools and universities.

Quilliam offers training on counter-radicalisation through our STEER programme.


Senior Researcher Presents at Roedean School

BRIGHTON – Quilliam International’s Senior Researcher Dr Salah Al-Ansari delivered a presentation at Roedean School which was attended by Year 12 and 13 students.

Dr Salah spoke about extremism, how individuals are radicalised and what we have to do as a civil society to combat these ideological struggles.

Quilliam also offers training at schools through our STEER programme.