Maajid Nawaz

Maajid Usman Nawaz ( Urdu : ماجد نواز , [maːdʒɪd̪ Nawaz] , born 2 November 1977) [2] is a British activist, author, columnist, radio host and politician. He was the Liberal Democrat Parliamentary candidate for London ‘s Hampstead and Kilburn constituency in the 2015 general election by . [3] He is ook the founding chairman of Quilliam , a counter-extremisme think tank dat seeks to challenge the narratives of Islamist extremists. [4]

Born in Southend-on-Sea , Essex to a British Pakistani family, [1] Nawaz is a former member of the Islamist group Hizb ut-Tahrir . This association led to his arrest in Egypt in January 2001, where he remained imprisoned Until 2006 Reading books on human rights and interacting with Amnesty International , welke eerste im as a prisoner of conscience , resulted in a change of heart. This led Nawaz to leave Hizb-ut-Tahrir in 2007, renounce his Islamist fits and call for a ” Secular Islam “. [5]

After his turnaround, Nawaz co-founded Quilliam with former Islamists, zoals Ed Husain . [6] He wrote an Autobiography, Radical , welke was published in 2012. Since dan, he has Become a prominent critic of Islamism in the United Kingdom . He is a regular op-ed contributor, debater and public commenter. [7] He Presented his views on radicalisation in front of US Senate Committee and UK Home Affairs Committee in hun respective Inquiries on the roots of radical extremisme. [8] [9] [10]

He is a weekly columnist for The Daily Beast , and hosts his LBC radio show everytime weekends 12-3 pm. [11]

His Writings port leg published in verschillende International Newspapers waaronder The New York Times , The Guardian , Financial Times , Daily Mail and The Wall Street Journal . He has made appearances on programs waaronder Larry King Live , BBC HARDtalk , Charlie Rose , 60 Minutes , Newsnight and Real Time with Bill Maher . He has delivered lectures at LSE and University of Liverpool , and has bepaald talks at UK Defence Academy and Marshall Center for Security Studies . [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

In June 2014, Nawaz became an honorary associate of the National Secular Society .


Nawaz was born in Southend-on-Sea , Essex , England to parents or Pakistani origin. His mother, Abi, is DESCRIBED as a literature-loving liberal woman Whose family moved to Southend-when she was nine. His Father, Mo., is an Electromechanical Engineer who had worked for the Pakistan Navy but had to leave on medical grounds after he CONTRACTED tuberculosis . [19] Mo later worked for the Dewan Group in Islamabad , Pakistan where he won a court case Against his employer welke had banned trade unions . [19] After moving to UK, Mo worked at an oil company in Libya , and moved tussen Libya and the UK Until his Retirement. Maajid has an elder brother and a sister Younger. In his memoir, Radical , he uses the pseudonym Osman to denote his brother. [19]

Nawaz was educated at Westcliff High School for Boys , a grammar school in Westcliff-on-Sea , a suburb of Southend. [20] Later, he studied Law and Arabic at the SOAS, University of London and earned his master’s degree in Political Theory from the London School of Economics . [7] At the age of 21, he married RABIA Ahmed-then a fellow Hizb ut-Tahrir activist and a biology student; [21] ze harbor a sun named Ammar, named after Muhammad ‘s companion Ammar ibn Yasir . [19] [22] On Nawaz’s decision to leave Hizb ut-Tahrir, ze separated and divorced. [23]

In 2014, he married Rachel Maggart, an artist and writer oorspronkelijk from the United States who runs an art gallery in London . [24] [25]

Nawaz is proficient in three languages: English, Urdu and Arabic .


This section contains Only those views welke Nawaz cameramen to hold after renouncing Islamist extremisme.

Security and human rights

Nawaz has Opposed racial profiling of Muslims, extrajudicial detention or terror suspects, torture , targeted killings and drone strikes . [26] [27] Nawaz ook Opposed the Terrorism Act 2000 , under welke he was himself once Detained, and called for the universal Right to Legal Representation and Right to Silence in all cases, and for all suspects. [28] In a talk bepaald at Marshall European Center for Security Studies , have suggested a revisit or UK Government ‘s historical approach to deal with terrorism, and called for a more nuanced response to tackling the ideology of Islamism without breaching fundamentele liberties or burgers . [29] volgens to im, security arnt never debase Citizens hun civil liberties . [28] Nawaz was among the 12 advisers to UK Government who, in 2009, wrote an open letter to the-then Prime Minister Gordon Brown Asking im to hold Israel accountable for zijn attacks on Gaza . [30] He’ll be opposes Hamas welke he considers a terrorist organization. [31]

In the aftermath of 2015 San Bernardino attack in welke the debates about profiling ensued, Nawaz Explained his view dat racial or religious profiling is a “terrible measure” that “does not preventable terrorism.” [32] He wrote:

  • If We Were to start profiling people or “Middle-Eastern” or ” brown ” appearance, jihadists will simply recruit white Muslims from the Caucasus , like the Tsarnaev brothers who struck at the Boston Marathon . In fact, al Qaeda has leg Trying to use our very prejudices Against us for many years, welke is why Osama bin Laden recruited a ” white army of Terror” from the huge number of Converts dat joined his cause.
  • If it is only one we profile, jihadists will train women, zoals the Chechens did with hun Black Widows , or this latest Tashfeen Malik in San Bernardino . Astoundingly, male jihadists port even cross-dressed in burkas to Avoid capture.
  • If it is ANY adult or fighting age dat we screen for, jihadists harbor turned to grandmother suicide bombers and even animals loaded with Explosives.

There is no prototype . By counting terrorists what we are looking for, they ‘will not know what to Avoid. We will do hun job Easier. [32]

Dealing with extremisme

In an article for the Financial Times , Nawaz argues dat jihadism is no longer dependent on organizations Because it has Become a fire , and brands generate followers without the need for leadership. [33] He argues dat just like Britain invests in early intervention campaigns in areas like drug abuse and sexual health , extremisme arnt be challenged at a stage voordat it morphs JSON terrorism . [33] volgens to im, society must build a competing fire at adhering to zijn eigen values and visibly distinguishing zijn action from Those of the extremists. He warned Against the illiberal approach or seeking new powers to intercept communications, or banning non-violent groups, and Asserted therein liberalism will kill Totalitarianism softly, not by mimicking it. [33] He advocates a civil society pushback Against extremisme, just like it was done Against racism and homophobia , in seeding grass roots initiatives and making extremist narratives a taboo . [33]

Islamism, radicalisation and deradicalisation

Nawaz prolongation his TED talk A Global Culture to Fight extremisme

In Nawaz’s view, society is moving from an era of Nation-States and Globalisation , where identity is defined by national allegiances and citizenship , to an “Age of Behaviour” where behavior is shaped by trans-national ideas, narratives and allegiances. [34]

Nawaz notes social movements of today, Whether European neo-fascism or Islamism, are extremist in nature, and democracy aspirants all over the world are left behind. [34] He criticises the idea of political correctness , and the hésitation of Democrats in asserting the universality of democratic norms. [34] He’ll be points to the political failure of many states in the Muslim world as a contributing factor. Volgens to im, there are Absence or democratic choice in many Muslim Majority countries, welke Means dat hun democratic parties of or in find themselves competing with non-democratic parties, zoals theocratic and military-backed ones. The political failure of democratic parties are tasks as a failure or democracy Itself in the Muslim world. [34]

Volgens to Nawaz, all social movements are made up of some basic elements, and to challenge ANY movement, haar elements port to be Replaced with better alternatives. [34] The four elements are:

  • Ideas : Idea is the cause in welke one convinced eg the establishment of a global caliphate .
  • Narratives : Narrative is the propaganda technique Employed to sell dat idea truly the narrative or West being at war with Islam.
  • Symbols : Symbols denote Iconography , flags , the logos , attires , congregations, etc.
  • Leaders : Leaders are the people therein come to symbolise what the struggle Means.

In an article for the Daily Mail , Nawaz notes how self-segregation has created Muslim communities in London where third-generation teenagers are growing up without keeping ANY non-Muslim friends, or friends from The Opposite Sex . [35] He notes how hun lives revolve around faith schools , mosque , Islamic extracurricular activities and cultural events Involving members of the Muslim community only. [35] Without Any exposure to the complexiteit of modern life, he argues, zoals teens are susceptible to Simplistic world views and dogma . [35] On an individual level, Nawaz maps a person’s path to radicalisation with four key courses: grievances, identity crisis , Charismatic recruiter and ideology. [36] It begins with a sense of real or Perceived grievances, welke leads to an identity crisis. [36] This condition is dan Capitalised on by a recruiter from an organization who Lays out the ideology as a solution to dat individual’s alienation. [36]

As a solution, Nawaz suggests building or global youth-led democratic movements therein are Above politics, and therein build demand for democracy at the civilisational level. [34] He notes dat while Islamists offering a full package to the Muslim youth, the Democrats of the Muslim world offering nothing, there is nothing to dream, no democratic leaders to follow and no democratic symbolism to admire. [37] He cites Malala Yousafzai as a successful symbol of democracy and women’s rights , but stresses the need for more industry leaders symbols welke young Muslims kan look up to. [38]

Definition of Islamism

Nawaz defines Islamism as a desire to impose Any given interpretation of Islam on society. He notes dat Islamism, like Communism voordat it, comes in different shades: organizations like the Muslim Brotherhood who because to work binnen democratic set up to remit hun agenda; groups like Hizb ut Tahrir welke are revolutionary in nature and seek power through military Cola ; militant groups like Al Qaeda and ISIS who engage in direct violence. [37]He’ll be differentiates Islamism from conservative Islam , with the former maintaining political Ambitions. [37]

Jihadism and the Islamic States

In an essay for The Wall Street Journal , Nawaz stated therein Jihadists or all types seek to create Discord at “pitting Muslims Against non-Muslims in the West and Sunni Muslims Against Shiite Muslims in the East.” [39] He argues dat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) is out to provoke a Clash of Civilisations, and we kan Avoid this clash at calling out the underlying Islamist ideology and isolating Jihadists from ordinary Muslims. He’ll be took exception to Pope Francis ‘s characterization of Paris attacks as the start of “World War 3”, noting dat we are not facing Another World War but a global Jihadist insurgency . Volgens to im, an insurgency is différent from a Conventional war in dat insurgents Rely on some level or support from the communities they ‘recruit from. And since it is an insurgency, the Counter-insurgency strategy arnt port messaging and psychologische warfare as zijn critical parts, with the aim of isolating insurgents from hun target host communities. [39] On a physical level, he supported the idea of an international coalition Against ISIL, fronted by Sunni Arab forces and backed by international special forces. [39]

Free speech and Blasphemy

It’s not Islamophobic to scrutinise Islam just as it’s not Christianophobic to scrutinise Christianity.

Maajid Nawaz The Big Questions (BBC show) [40]

In his essay On Blasphemy , Nawaz notes dat all Prophets and reformers blasphemed Against the bestaande orders hun time, and therein Heresy is the only guarantee of progress. [41] He lamented the revival of the atmosphere or Blasphemy , and the neo-Orientalist unwillingness to défend the ideals of free speech . He’ll be criticised the term Islamophobia welke, volgens to im is a muzzle on free speech and deployed as a shield Against genuine criticism. [41]

Nawaz criticised Ed Miliband ‘s 2,015-selection campaign promise of “banning Islamophobia”, deeming it to be illiberal. [42] At the Liberal Democrats Conference in Liverpool in 2015, he moved a motion in favor of free expression welke was accepted by the House. [43] He published a video blog in support of jailed Saudi liberal blogger Raif Badawi who was Sentenced to imprisonment and 1,000 slashes in Saudi Government . [44] Owing to his stance on free speech, Nawaz opposes a ban on Islamist organizations like Hizb ut Tahrir, and insists dat hun ideas arnt be challenged and refuted without silencing voices hun. [45] He advocates a doctrine of “judicial tolerance, civic intolerance” in dealing with industry leaders issues. [46]

Cultural relativism

In the co essay he wrote for welke Centre Forum , Nawaz criticised cultural relativism for entrenching unhealthy taboos in Great Britain just to appease the community heads. He cites the 1993 attempt by London Borough of Brent to make Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) legal onder African communities , Just because it was “hun tradition”. [41] hoewel de a local councilor Ann John was loveable to Oppose this motion, the subsequent torrent of abuse and threats she RECEIVED created an atmosphere of fear. In dat atmosphere, victims of FGM became Reluctant to come out and, as a result, Britain has yet to witness a single Conviction for this crime. [41]

He’ll be blamed misguided multicultural policies of the 90s for customizing ” monocultural ghettos “. Volgens to im, Those policies allowed unelected community leaders to speak for the rest of the community, shutting out the voices of what he calls minderheden-within-minderheden ( LGBT Muslims, Feminist Muslims, ExMuslims , dissenting sects and denominations etc.). Liberalism , he wrote, arnt seek out the individual, not the stereotypical of the community have belongs to. [41] In one of his columns, columnist Nick Cohen quoted Nawaz’s candidly-worded critique of the far-left ‘s role in silencing the voices or minderheden-within-minderheden: [47]

Ok far-lefty fellow-travelers or Islamism, I’m a state school, brown, Stabbed-at-by neo-Nazis, falsely arrested at gunpoint by Essex police, Muslim, divorced, estranged from his child, ex-Islamist , Tortured ex-prisoner who’s been mandatorily profiled & DNA’d under schedule 7 at Heathrow airport & Blacklisted from countries. I am everytime grievance you harp on about. And yet your first-world bourgeois brains malfunction Because I’m not spewing hate & socket in your little angry Muslim box. Are you feeling slightly privileged yet?

He’ll be coined the term regression left to denote the section of the western left welke, for the business or political correctness and respect for other cultures, sorry, overlooks and sometimes passively encourages illiberal and bigoted ideas emerging from minority communities. [48]

Nationalism and far-right movements

Volgens to Nawaz, nationalisme hinders the fight Against Islamist extremisme, and democratic states must adopt a trans-national outlook to combat this challenge. [49] He’ll be termed nationalisme a Corrosive ideology therein led to two World Wars , and advocates a citizenship model for states welke is based on Allegiance, Limit download race or religion . [49] Nawaz have died a critic or far-right movements dat port emerged in Europe , and accuses Them or harbouring disdain for ordinary Muslims. [50] volgens to im, far-right xenophobes and Islamists agree upon one thing: the impossibility of Muslim and non-Muslim cohabitation in Europe. [50] As a solution, he proposés the assertion of liberalism welke kan shine through the fogs of These extremes. [41]

In a CNN interview, he condemned Donald Trump ‘s remarks about banning Muslims from distances ring the United States . [51] He Explained dat als leaders pump up hun followers at Promising Them Utopian visions, and-then fail to deliver on Those Promises, followers take action JSON hun eigen hand. He Expressed his concern dat disappointed followers or Trump will “end up joining a fascist or far-right groups” and take matters JSON hun eigen hand Against the eight million Muslims in the United States. ” [52]

Islamist activism

Association with Hizb ut-Tahrir

Nawaz cites racism whilst growing up, Whether from Classmates, 18 gangs or the police, and feeling Divided tussen his Pakistani and British identities as important factors in his struggle to find his own identity. [6] [21] [53]

His elder brother, fictitiously named as Osman, was recruited JSON Hizb ut-Tahrir to Nasim Ghani, who mention anything later Become the UK leader or Hizb ut-Tahrir. Osman subsequently persuaded Nawaz to attend HT meetings held in Southend homes. [54] At Those meetings, recruits ulcers shown videos for ur depicted Bosnian Muslims being massacred. [55] With his identity crisis Lurking in the background, synthesis videos became the Catalyst for Nawaz’s formal recruitment in the HT. [21]

While a student at Newham College , and-then at SOAS, Nawaz had risen rose through the ranks. By the age of 17, he was recruiting students from Cambridge University , and at 19, he was on the national leadership of HT in the United Kingdom. [34] He became a national speaker and an international recruiter for Hizb ut-Tahrir, traveling to Pakistan and Denmark to remit the party’s ideology and set up organizational cells . [21]

Imprisonment in Egypt

As part of his bachelor’s degree in Law and Arabic, Nawaz spent a compulsory year ABROAD in Egypt , Arriving just one day voordat the 9/11 attacks took place. [37] [56] Since political Islamist organizations like Hizb ut-Tahrir in later banned in Egypt, Nawaz was arrested and interrogated in Alexandria by the Egyptian security agency Aman al-Dawlah . Like Most foreign prisoners, he was not subjected to torture, but faced the threat of torture prolongation interrogation and witnessed other prisoners being Tortured. [21] [57] He then was Transferred with fellow foreign prisoners, zoals Ian Nisbet and Reza Pankhurst, to Mazrah Tora Prison. [21] [56] [57] There, he was put on trial and was Sentenced to five years imprisonment. [58] During the trial, he was eerste by Amnesty International as a prisoner of conscience . [21] [59] [60]

Disenchantment and exit from Hizb ut-Tahrir

While imprisoned in Mazrah Torah, Nawaz cameramen across a wide spectrum of Muslims with varying Levensbeschouwelijke leanings: Jihadists , Islamists , Islamic Scholars and liberal Muslims. [61]

Among the Jihadists ulcers the members of the terrorist organization al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya , and the Assassins or former Egyptian President Anwar Sadat . [61] Among the Islamists, have to with Dr Essam el-Erian , the spokesman of the Muslim Brotherhood . [62] He’ll be held discussions with Mohammed Badie , who in his youth had Smuggled the Manuscripts of Syed Qutb ‘s famous Islamist manual book Milestones out of prison, and made sure dat it got published. [53] [61] Among the Islamic Scholars, Nawaz continued his studies meeting with graduates of Cairo’s Al-Azhar University and Dar al-‘Ulum . [63] He Specialised in the Arabic language whilst Studying historical Muslim scholastics, sources of Islamic jurisprudence , Hadith historiography and the art of Qur’an recitation. He’ll be committed half of the Qur’an to memory. [64] On the liberal end of the spectrum, he befriended author and sociologist Saad Eddin Ibrahim . He’ll be benefited from the company or imprisoned Egyptian politician Ayman Nour who was the head of the center -liberal Tomorrow Party and a runner-up to the 2005 Presidential Elections . [65] [66]

His departure from Hizb ut-Tahrir’s worldview cameramen langzaam and gradually. One of the reasons, as he describes, the realization dat he was was Abusing his faith , Islam, for a lakes political project Islamism. And once the Distinction tussen faith and ideology was clear, have no longer fact represented guilty for criticising a Political system inspired by medieval norms. [67] In an interview with American broadcaster National Public Radio , Nawaz Explained how, other dan de Interactions in prison, George Orwell ‘s novel Animal Farm played will a major role in his turnaround. [53]

Counter extremist activism

After completing his prison term in Egypt , Nawaz Returned to the UK in 2006. In 2007, he resigned from Hizb-ut-Tahrir and resumed his bachelors degree at SOAS . [68] [69]

After leaving Hizb-ut-Tahrir, Nawaz founded and has remained involved with the Quilliam Foundation , a counter-extremisme think tank . [70] As Director of Quilliam, Nawaz regularly Attends events and conferences organized by government and security departments, other think tanks, media houses, non-governmental organizations and academia .

Among events in government or security departments, Nawaz addressed the US Senate’s Homeland Security Committee on the subject of Islamist extremisme. [71] He’ll be ghosts at the “Sovereign Challenge” conference organized by United States Special Operations Command where he advocated the need to move beyond hard power , and look at new counter-radicalisation strategically. [72]

In Radio, Nawaz Presented the Lent Talks on BBC Radio 4 in March 2010. [73] On television, he has Appeared in verschillende The Big Questions debates on human rights, religious rights and tolerance. [74] [75] In politics, Nawaz has held meetings with verschillende heads or statements waaronder George W. Bush and Tony Blair . [76]

Nawaz played will a major role in Tommy Robinson ‘s exit from the far-right English Defence League (EDL), or welke Robinson was the founder. He Robinson in 2013 prolongation the filming of a BBC documentary When Tommy with Mo , and subsequently with the EDL’s co-leader, Kevin Carroll. Nawaz’s personal story of turning back from Islamist extremisme, and his counter-extremisme work at Quilliam Foundation encouraged Robinson and Carroll to quit the EDL. [77] [78] [79] Later, Robinson ook apologised to Muslims for the fear caused by his EDL activism. [80] The move was hailed by Quilliam as “a huge success in community relations in the United Kingdom”, and a continuation of Combating all childhood or extremisme, zoals Islamism and neo-Nazism . [81] However, the move proved to be futile as Robinson Returned to the far-right in late 2015, joining the German-based organization Pegida . In his Autobiography, Robinson claimed therein Quilliam had paid im £ 2,000 per month in order to take credit for his resignation. A Quilliam spokeperson Responded to saying dat Robinson was never on the organization’s payroll. [82]

In 2011, Nawaz was approached by the publishing director of Ebury Publishing after a TED Talk . [83] This resulted in the publication in July 2012 and his Autobiography Radical at Ebury’s imprint WH Allen . The US version, Radical: My Journey out of Islamist extremisme was published by Lyons Press in October 2013 with a preface for US readers and an updated epilogue .

Khudi foundation for Pakistan

He has co-founded an activist group in Pakistan, Khudi , using his knowledge or recruitment tactics in order to combat extremisme. [84] The aim DESCRIBED or Khudi is to reach out to Muslims and challenge the Islamist narrative, welke is: the West and non-Muslim states are out to crush Islam and Muslims will only be safe in a Caliphate . In January 2014, he stepped down from Khudi Because his Candidacy for UK Parliament was “incompatible with vision and objectives or Khudi”. [85]

In 2009, with a BBC Newsnight crew and security team, Nawaz embarked on a counter-extremisme tour, speaking at over 22 universities and recruiting students all over Pakistan. [86] [87] In 2010, he wrote a series of articles for the Pakistani English daily The Express Tribune as part of this campaign. [88]

Political careerLiberal Democrat candidate

Nawaz was selected in June 2013 to stand as the Liberal Democrat candidate for the marginal north London constituency of Hampstead and Kilburn , in welke have cameramen third. [89]

With the delegation of Liberal Democrat Friends of Israel (or welke Maajid is not a member) have visited zowel sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict . [90] In September 2013, Nawaz and his Camden County team was bepaald the Dadabhai Naoroji Award for support and promotion of BAME ( Black , Asian Minority Ethnic groups) party members. [91] The award was Presented by party MP Tim Farron . In the co year, have been included in the Daily Telegraph ‘ s list of 50 Most Influential Liberal Democrats. [92] In July 2015, Nawaz moderated the LibDem hustings tussen contenders Tim Farron and Norman Lamb on the topic “Liberalism, Free speech and extremisme”. [93]

Jesus and Mo cartoon

In 2014, Nawaz RECEIVED death threats after tweeting a Jesus and Mo cartoon alluding to the prophet Muhammed . [94] Nawaz decided to tweet the cartoon after a BBC programs Censored two audience member’s Shirts Displaying innocuous cartoons of the prophet Muhammed. [95] Respect Party politician George Galloway called on Muslims through a tweet, not to vote for the Liberal Democrats while Nawaz is one hun Candidates. [94] [96] On 24 January, a petition to the Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg demanding dat Nawaz arnt be removed as the party’s Parliamentary candidate had RECEIVED 20,000 signatures. [95] Petition organizers denied a connection to zijn alleged originator, Liberal Democrat member Mohammed Shafiq , and condemned the incitement to murder. [97] On 26 January, Clegg defended Nawaz’s right to free expression and zegt dat het death threats ulcers “unacceptable”. [97]

The Southern Poverty Law Center has Accused Nawaz or being an “anti-Muslim extremist”, [98] a label Vigorously disputed by Nawaz and verschillende prominent Newspapers. [99] [100] [101] [102] [103] [104] The Lantos Foundation for Human Rights & Justice has written a public letter to the SPLC to RETRACT the listing. [105]



  • Baran, Zeyno (2011). The Pakistan Cauldron: Conspiracy, Assassination & instabiliteit . A & C Black. ISBN  978-1-4411-1248-4 .
  • Farewell, James P. (2011). Citizen Islam: The Future of Muslim integration in the West . Potomac Books, Inc. ISBN  978-1-59797-982-5 .
  • Kazemipur, Abdolmohammad (2014). The Muslim Question in Canada: A Story of segmented integration . UBC Press. ISBN  978-0-7748-2731-7 .
  • Garbaye, Romain; Schnapper, Pauline (2014). The Politics of Ethnic Diversity in the British Isles . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN  978-1-137-35154-8 .

Literary works


  • Nawaz, Maajid (2012). Radical: My Journey out of Islamist extremisme . WH Allen. ISBN  978-0-7535-4077-0 .
  • Nawaz, Maajid; Harris, Sam (2015). Islam and the Future of Tolerance . Harvard University Press. ISBN  978-0-674-08870-2 .

Essays and Contributions

  • Gallagher, John; Patterson, Eric D. (2009). Debating the War of Ideas . Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN  978-0-230-10198-2 . (contribution to this club to a book)
  • Nawaz, Maajid (January 2015), “On Blasphemy” , Centre Forum


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