Maajid Nawaaz

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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.'

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