The Russell Square “Reformation”

BY SAM WHITE Forgive my transgression but I am about to commit a terrible sin and speak badly of Maajid Nawaz. His counter extremism organisation Quilliam, based in Russell Square, is a difficult group to figure out. On the one hand Nawaz speaks a lot of sense. He draws attention to grooming gangs, has advised Muslim women against wearing the veil, called out left-wing violence, … Continue reading The Russell Square “Reformation”

Quilliam Flawed

BY SAM WHITE You may be aware that this week, relations between Tommy Robinson and Maajid Nawaz’s Quilliam Foundation broke down completely. For those not up to date on what happened, here’s a summary. First, there’s Tommy Robinson, former leader of the English Defence League, and outspoken campaigner against Islamic extremism. Robinson is a deeply controversial figure about whom you can find two competing descriptions: … Continue reading Quilliam Flawed