Director of the Quilliam Foundation
Maajid Nawaz is the director of the Quilliam Foundation. Formerly, Nawaz served on the UK national leadership for the Islamist party Hizb ut-Tahrir (HT) and was involved in HT for almost 14 years. He was a founding member of HT in Denmark and Pakistan and eventually served four years in an Egyptian prison as a prisoner of conscience adopted by Amnesty International. In prison, Maajid gradually began changing his views, finally renouncing the Islamist ideology in favor of traditional Islam and inclusive politics.