| Maajid Nawaaz |
(author, activist, politician)
Maajid Usman Nawaz|
Essex, England, UK
|Alma mater||SOAS, University of London, London School of Economics|
|Founder of||Quilliam Foundation|
"Today, instead of supporting the cause of Quran-thumping diehards, he’s ingratiated himself in the growing union of neoconservatives and hawkish liberals who believe in Western exceptionalism and the efficacy of power, especially military power, to expand its influence and protect its interests. He has found in them an opportunity to expand his platform, and they, in him, a veneer that deflects accusations of Islamophobia and Western triumphalism by fixating not on Islam per se but on the alleged threat posed by its foreign “ism” affix: Islamism."
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