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Can a Former Islamist Make It Cool to Be Moderate?

posted on March 28, 2017

For The New York Times Magazine, Thomas Chatterton Williams profiles Maajid Nawaz, the controversial British founder of the anti-extremist Quilliam Foundation, which is opening its first chapter in the United States. Williams writes, “A former Islamist, for the past nine years Nawaz has made a name for himself as an indefatigable anti-extremist activist.” Critics allege that Nawaz is too radical, and they doubt some of the claims he makes. The Southern Poverty Law Center included him in their “Field Guide to Anti-Muslim Extremists.”

Read at The New York Times Magazine