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Maajid Nawaz

Presenter, Global’s LBC

Maajid Nawaz is a counter-extremist, author, columnist, broadcaster and Founding Chairman of Quilliam – a globally active organisation focusing on matters of integration, citizenship and identity, religious freedom, immigration, extremism and terrorism. Maajid was recently profiled in the New York Times and is often courted for his TED talks.                                                     

Maajid’s work is informed by years spent in his youth as a leadership member of a global Islamist group, and his gradual transformation towards liberal democratic values. Having served four years as an Amnesty International adopted ‘prisoner of conscience’ in Egypt, Maajid is now a leading critic of his former Islamist ideological dogma, while remaining a secular liberal Muslim.

Maajid’s autobiographical account of his life story ‘RADICAL’ has been released in the UK and US, as is his second co-authored book “Islam and the Future of Tolerance”. 

A British-Pakistani born in Essex, Maajid speaks English, Arabic and Urdu, holds a BA (Hons) from SOAS in Arabic and Law and an MSc in Political Theory from the London School of Economics (LSE). He is personally interested in emerging modern political thought and trends. He is also a keen member of the Warrior Cast MMA fighting team.

Maajid Nawaz hosts weekends on LBC from 12-3pm leading Britain’s Conversations on-air, online and via social.

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