Maajid Nawaaz is a co-founder of The Quilliam Foundation a London based 'counter-extremism' think-tank which claims to challenge Islamic extremism in the UK. He is running in the 2015 general election as the Liberal Democrats parliamentary candidate in Hampstead and Kilburn.
Nawaaz is a former member of the political Islamic group, Hizb ut-Tahrir. Incorporated as a limited company on 20 November 2007, Quilliam was launched on 22 April 2008, receiving much media attention. The think tank has been embroiled in several controversies since its founding for encouraging domestic spying and preparing secret blacklists of citizens and groups that it alleges share the 'ideology of terrorists.'
- Nafeez Ahmed, Max Blumenthal, The Self-Invention of Maajid Nawaz: Fact and Fiction in the Life of the Counter-Terror Celebrity, Alternet, 5 February 2016.
- Nathan Lean, What Does Maajid Nawaz Really Believe? New Republic, 27 January 2016.
- Maajid Nawaz on BBC Hardtalk (2006), YouTube, 31 January 2016.
- Maajid Nawaz: In and Out of Islamism (2007), YouTube, 5 February 2016.