In July 2011, Evans was scheduled to speak at a Quilliam Foundation event entitled 'Former EDL members speak out'. However, the event did not take place. Evans criticised Quilliam on Facebook, stating:
- i refused to go along with what the quilliam wanted me to do which was renounce the edl. i wont do that and it was never on the agenda in my email exchanges with ghaffar hussain. he said i’d be asked why i joined, what i did, why i left and what i think know. he then released that load of old bollocks which i was never party to.
- Richard Bartholomew, [Quilliam Foundation Abused by Advertised "Former EDL" Speaker], Bartholomew's Notes on Religion, 17 July 2011.
- Bob Pitt, Quilliam's 'Former EDL members speak out' stunt unravels, Islamophobia Watch, 15 July 2011.