Quilliam Directors, Maajid Nawaz and Ed Husain, addressed an American Jewish Committee (AJC) roundtable in Washington on 19th September 2008 on the need for a deeper understanding between the two faith communities of Islam and Judaism, and solid cooperation on the issues of concern facing both communities.


The Directors spoke of the modernity of Islamism when compared to Islam as a faith, and the strength of historical ties between Muslism and Jews. For the first time, they heard from Indian Jews about the synagogues of India, their presence in Muslim majority areas and the historic ties of friendship and affinity that exist between Indian Muslims and Indian Jews.